Further Readnings

Further Readnings
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We've continued my reading on orgnizational structure, how-we-work and related topics. Here's my list of the last few months:

Turn the ship around!

Turn the Ship Around! reveals captain David Marquet skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates, and creating leaders.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

In Team of Teams, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and or­ganizations today. In periods of unprecedented crisis, leaders need practical management practices that can scale to thousands of people—and fast.

Why are We Yelling?: The art of productive Disagreement

In this book, Buster reveals the psychological underpinnings of awkward, unproductive conflict and the critical habits anyone can learn to avoid it. Armed with a deeper understanding of how arguments, you'll be able to:
- Remain confident when you're put on the spot
- Diffuse tense moments with a few strategic questions
- Facilitate creative solutions even when your team has radically different perspectives

Radical Alignment: How to Have Game-Changing Conversations

Why do so many organizations, teams, couples, families, and groups who should be working together end up wasting energy on unproductive conflict? Even when everyone has the same general goals, what’s often missing is a deeper alignment based on mutual trust, respect, and empathy.