Elastic Leadership: Growing Self-Organizing Teams

Elastic Leadership Growing Self Organizing Teams SummaryElastic leadership is a framework and philosophy that can help you as you manage day to day and long term challenges and strive to create the elusive self organizing team It is about understand

  • Title: Elastic Leadership: Growing Self-Organizing Teams
  • Author: Roy Osherove
  • ISBN: 9781617293085
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • SummaryElastic leadership is a framework and philosophy that can help you as you manage day to day and long term challenges and strive to create the elusive self organizing team It is about understanding that your leadership needs to change based on which phase you discover that your team is in This book provides you with a set of values, techniques, and practices to useSummaryElastic leadership is a framework and philosophy that can help you as you manage day to day and long term challenges and strive to create the elusive self organizing team It is about understanding that your leadership needs to change based on which phase you discover that your team is in This book provides you with a set of values, techniques, and practices to use in your leadership role.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.About the TechnologyYour team looks to you for guidance You have to mediate heated debates The team is constantly putting out fires instead of doing the right things, the right way Everyone seems to want to do things correctly, but nobody seems to be doing so This is where leaders get stuck It s time to get unstuck Elastic leadership is a novel approach that helps you adapt your leadership style to the phase your team is in, so you can stay in step as things change.About the BookElastic Leadership is a practical, experience driven guide to team leadership In it, you ll discover a set of values, techniques, and practices to lead your team to success First, you ll learn what elastic leadership is and explore the phases of this results oriented framework Then, you ll see it in practice through stories, anecdotes, and advice provided by successful leaders in a variety of disciplines, all annotated by author and experienced team leader, Roy Osherove.What s InsideUnderstanding why people do what they doEffective coachingInfluencing team members and managersAdvice from industry leadersAbout the ReaderThis book is for anyone with a year or of experience working on a team as a lead or team member.About the AuthorRoy Osherove is the DevOps process lead for the West Coast at EMC, based in California He is also the author of The Art of Unit Testing Manning, 2013 and Enterprise DevOps He consults and trains teams worldwide on the gentle art of leadership, unit testing, test driven development, and continuous delivery automation He frequently speaks at international conferences on these topics and others.Table of ContentsPART 1 UNDERSTANDING ELASTIC LEADERSHIPStriving toward a Team Leader ManifestoMatching leadership styles to team phasesDealing with bus factorsPART 2 SURVIVAL MODEDealing with survival modePART 3 LEARNING MODELearning to learnCommitment languageGrowing peoplePART 4 SELF ORGANIZATION MODEUsing clearing meetings to advance self organizationInfluence patternsThe Line Manager ManifestoPART 5 NOTES TO A SOFTWARE TEAM LEADERFeeding backChannel conflict into learningIt s probably not a technical problemReview the codeDocument your air, food, and waterAppraisals and agile don t play nicelyLeading through learning the responsibilities of a team leaderIntroduction to the Core ProtocolsChange your mind your product is your teamLeadership and the mature teamSpread your workloadMaking your team manage their own workGo see, ask why, show respectKeep developers happy, reap high quality workStop doing their workWrite code, but not too muchEvolving from manager to leaderAffecting the pace of changeProximity managementBabel FishYou re the lead, not the know it allActions speak louder than words

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    1. While reading the book I had mixed feelings while some parts are brilliant and worth reading, some appeared to me far from ideal. The main idea of book that development is done is three phases thus modes:1. survival mode2. learning mode3. self-organizing mode Survival is when project is somehow endangered, needs strict control. The learning mode is something between former and the next. It is phase when there is some space for learning and making less or more controlled mistakes. The third one w [...]

    2. Interesting book. Far from being a complete resource on leadership, but I loved it anyway for one particular reason: it's the only book I can recall that gives a lot of consideration to one of the most critical phenomenons in technical leadership -> getting teams out of the survival mode. I really mean it: Roy perfectly describes what SM is, what are its consequences, how hard it is to get out of it & how few actually manages to do so. I find it very valuable as according to my observati [...]

    3. The book is OK. Some good advice for young team leaders. The main idea of the book is that a leader should adapt its leadership model, depending on the "mode" the team is in:1. survival mode2. learning mode3. self-organizing mode

    4. Great book, good content on leadership and inspiration. Potentially, could contain a lot of advices if you're thinking on improving & growing your team. Also, could change vision a bit, if you didn't think about how to grow the team of highly responsible professionals.

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