Elastic 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.
About the Technology
Your 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 Book
Elastic 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.
Understanding why people do what they do
Influencing team members and managers
Advice from industry leaders
About the Reader
This book is for anyone with a year or more of experience working on a team as a lead or team member.
About the Author
Roy 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 (http://enterprisedevops.org). 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.
You can find more info at these sites:
ElasticLeadership.com—The blog that started this book
Osherove.com—Roy’s other blog
Osherove Online Training (courses.osherove.com)—Roy’s online training on TDD, DevOps, and, soon, elastic leadership