Effective teams and leadership
A team is a unit, and a human system. It’s the team that self-manages the work — often with other teams — to create the desired outcome. It’s the teams that are accountable for the value created. And it’s the team members that hold each other accountable as professionals. Finally, we shouldn’t forget the fun, be it at the office or remote :)
To keep myself on my toes and try out new ideas in practice, I’m always on the lookout for new books to read. These are just some examples of my favourite books on effective teams and leadership:
- Agile Retrospectives, by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen
- Drive, by Daniel H. Pink
- The Fearless Organization, by Amy C. Edmondson
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni
- The Ideal Team Player, by Patrick Lencioni
- Leading Teams, by J. Richard Hackman
- Peopleware, by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister
- Teamwork Is an Individual Skill, by Christopher M. Avery
- The Wisdom of Teams, by Jon R. Katzenbach, Douglas K. Smith
I’m only touching the surface here. It’s a blurred line, and fascinating stuff :) What are your favourite books on teams? Surprise me in the comments!
Originally published at https://www.akikoo.org on July 12, 2022.