This is a brief summary of “Enterprise Agility – Being Agile in a Changing World” by Sunil Mundra. Pretty comprehensive book covering the need for Enterprise Agility and different aspects of Enterprise Agility – Mindset and culture, Leadership, Organization structure, process, people, technology, governance and customer. Enterprises are considered as a living system and Complex Adaptive Systems are dealt with at length. This is a great book to understand the different aspects of Enterprise Agility.
Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising, in their new book “More Fearless Change” have come out with an excellent sequel to their first book “Fearless Change” – a collection of tactics and strategies to make change happen in an organization. As the authors say, this book is not a recipe for change but a collection of patterns which will provide ideas to change the mindsets and behaviors of people involved in change in organizations . Their first book had a set of 49 patterns and their second had 15 patterns.
Dominica Degrandis’s book “Making Work Visible – Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work and Flow” dwelves on not just making work visible but identifies the five time thieves that prevent you from getting work done – namely, Too much WIP, Unknown Dependencies, Unplanned Work, Conflicting Priorities and Neglected Work. Each of these “time thieves” are dealt with in depth and also looks into ways and means to tackle each of them.
“The Coaching Habit:Say Less, Ask More and Change the way you Lead Forever” by Michael Bungay Stanier is a great read for Coaches in asking the right questions, which builds curiosity and get the most out of a Coaching conversation. The Seven questions are:
What’s on your mind?
And what else?
What is the real challenge here for you?
What do you really want?
What do you want from me?
What could be being fully committed to the idea look like?
This is a brief summary of the book “Liminal Thinking – Create the change you want by changing the way you think” by Dave Gray. Dave is the author of books such as “Gamestorming” and “The Connected company”.
According to Dave, Liminal thinking is the art of creating change by understanding, changing and reframing beliefs. The book goes on to talk about the Principles and Practices of Liminal Thinking.