The paradox of managing a self-organizing team
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The paradox of managing a self-organizing team

A guide for self-learning leaders

About the Book

In this book I try to bundle all the things I have learned as a leader and coach working with self-organized teams, giving you the opportunity to accelerate your learning path by seeing the mistakes I made and the resources I used (and still use) to correct and create a better working world for all.

About the Author

Hartog de Mik
Hartog de Mik

Just a random soul who needs to write stuff from time to time.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Meet Marc
    • About this book
    • In this book
  • Systems Theory
    • Types of systems
  • Command and Control
    • An easy test for command-and-controlism
    • So what?
    • But why?
  • The vacuum fallacy
    • Let them play games?
  • Let them play games!
    • The real properties of a game
    • The obstacle
    • Properties of play
    • Working can be like playing, but better
    • Your game needs a good host
  • Making it safe to play
    • Psychlogical Safety
    • It’s starts with relationships
  • Alignment
    • It’s all about context
  • Fly, pigs! Fly!
    • Mastery for Autonomy
    • Autonomy comes with frustrations and flow
    • The t-shaped people trap
  • Whole > E(parts)
    • What is this leadership anyway?
    • A word about leadership and management
    • This book was not a recipe book
    • This book is not complete
  • Acknowledgements
    • Images
    • A big thanks
  • Notes

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