Rethinking Leadership: Organizing Work by Domains

Posted June 9, 2016 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

Many popular definitions of leadership emphasize charisma, vision, or position. The darker definitions hint at manipulation or even coercion. In software companies, though, people throughout the organization are smart, well intentioned, and capable of making good decisions. So we need a different definition if we want to make our companies more flexible and smarter.

About The Author
Esther Derby
Esther Derby is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. She is a recognized leader in the human side of software development, including management, systems thinking, organizational change, collaboration, team building, facilitation, and retrospectives. Since 1997, she has run her own consulting firm, Esther Derby Associates, Inc. Ms. Derby helps managers create the conditions for success… Read More
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