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Agile Leadership Toolkit: Learning to Thrive with Self-Managing Teams by Peter Koning

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Preface

Image A leader is like a farmer, who doesn’t grow crops by pulling them but instead creates the perfect environment for the crops to grow and thrive.

Two sketches show a few planted carrots. The In the first sketch, the crops are being pulled out of the soil. This is indicated as incorrect. In the second sketch, the crops are watered. This is identified as correct.

Introduction

How do you create this thriving environment for self-managing teams? How do you facilitate teams in such a way that they take real ownership? How do you create enough structure to prevent chaos but also avoid falling back into micromanagement? Is your role as a leader to sit on your hands and trust the autonomy of the teams? These and similar questions are ones I’ve been asked and ...

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