Agile Leadership books

The list of great books for Agile Leadership is long… below you will find a list of books to start with. They come from different domains, but help you get a broad perspective and good understanding of the topic in general.

Which books should I read?

For participants of the Agile leadership trainings we recommend a look at these books:

  • Leadership Agility by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs
  • Your Brain at Work by David Rock
  • Quiet Leadership by David Rock
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet
  • The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
  • Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There & Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  • A Leader’s Guide to Radical Management by Steven Denning
  • Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
  • First, break all the rules by Don Clifton (Gallup)
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Competing Values Leadership by Kim Cameron, Robert Quinn, Jeff Degraff, et al
  • Organizational Patterns of Agile Development by James Coplien & Neil Harrison
  • Beyond Performance by Scott Keller and Collin Price
  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  • Managing Transitions by William Bridges
  • Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux
  • Powerful by Patty McCord
  • It does not have to be crazy at work by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hanson
  • Measure what Matters by John Doerr
  • Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda
  • Switch by Chip Heath

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Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.