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Changing Your Team From The Inside


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A broad overview of several business books, philosophies and strategies

There is no shortage of different principles to guide business and people management. To name just a few: Agile, DiSC profiles, ADKAR, design sprint, the Five Whys, starfish retrospective, the Responsibility Process, Deming's 14 Principles of Management, and many more. In Changing Your Team from the Inside, Alexis Monville covers these and several other principles of managing, leading and bringing about change.

Monville waves together examples from his own experience consulting and working with businesses with principles from popular business books, including The Innovator's Dilemma, Joy Inc, Radical Candor, Servant Leadership, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and many others. Monville does a good job of providing a broad overview of these books and principles, especially for those not familiar with the concepts or titles. In fact, much of it reminded me of an updated version of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. I could see this being especially useful for new managers or those in business school learning leadership terminology and management lingo. Or it could be a helpful review for those who haven't revisited some of the classic business books since they came out.

On the flip side, those who are already familiar with many of these business books may find this book to be review. There are several citations of Wikipedia throughout this book, and sometimes it feels like jumping from one Wikipedia business book entry to another. Gathering it all in one resource may prove helpful for some but redundant for others.

This book may also serve as an entry to dig deeper into any of the several principles mentioned in the book -- and a handy overview appears in the index. If what you need is an overview and working knowledge of business principles, this book could be a helpful starting point.

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Tim Cigelske draws on his experience as a journalist writing about creative people from all walks of life, including farmer, children’s author, comic book artist and Pixar animator. His writing appears in Runner’s World, Adventure Cyclist and Onion AV Club. Ashton Kutcher called him a "clever punk."

Chapter One - Be The Change

About the author

Alexis Monville is a member of the Engineering Leadership Team at Enterprise Open Source Software company Red Hat. He brings more than 20 years of operations and management experience from diverse sectors. Alexis Monville builds high impact sustainable organizations. view profile

Published on March 01, 2019

Published by Six Hands Publishing

50000 words

Genre: Business & Management

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