Further learning after your Certified Agile Leadership training

Here is a list of further reading that can be useful for students that have attended our Certified Agile Leadership program and of course for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Agile Leadership. Some of these topics are discussed during our 2-day classes while others are left for further exploration.

Books referenced in the CAL training

Daniel Pink — Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009)

Bruce W. Tuckman — Developmental sequence in small groups. Psychological Bulletin, 63(6):384–399, Jun 1965.

Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith — The Discipline of Teams: A Mindbook-workbook for Delivering Small Group Performance (John Wiley & Sons, 2001)

Cameron, K. S., & Quinn, R. E. — Diagnosing and changing organizational culture: Based on the competing values framework (Addison-Wesley, 1999)

Cameron, K. S. et al — Competing Values Leadership (Edward Elgar Pub, 2nd ed., 2014)
The Competing Values Framework was formulated in this book, based on earlier research by Robert Quinn.

K. E. Weick and K. H. Roberts — Collective mind in organizations: Heedful interrelating on flight decks. Administrative Science Quarterly, 38:357–381, 1993.

A long and heavy article, but solid gold when it comes to team synergy.

Dave Snowden et al — Cynefin (several articles)

Daniel Goleman — Leadership that gets results (HBR, Mar-Apr 2000)
Covers emotional intelligence and leadership types.

J. Richard Hackman — Leading Teams (Harvard Business School Press, 2002)

J. Richard Hackman — Collaborative Intelligence (Berrett-Koehler, 2011).

Patrick M. Lencioni — The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (John Wiley and Sons, 2011)

Nicholas Nassim Taleb — Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder (Random House, 2012)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AntifragileWe also recommend The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by the same author (Random House, 2010).

Donald G. Reinertsen — The principles of product development flow: Second generation lean product development (Celeritas Publishing, 2009)
A classic when it comes to mathematics, statistics and modeling lean processes. A heavy read but an excellent reference.


The Future of Management by Gary Hamel – covers the context for agility and leadership focus (We watched 1/2 of video)

Greatness by David Marquette – covers the essence of catalyst leadership (didn’t watch during class)

Spotify Culture Part 1 & Part 2 – covers how Spotify has enabled a culture of Agility

Drive the surprising truth about what motivates us by RSA Animate and Daniel Pink – covers the drivers for motivation