Autonomy. Should it have constraints? We’re talking leadership styles and constraints in autonomous agile groups with Esther Derby.

Esther Derby is an expert in organizational dynamics and a leading thinker in bringing agility to organizations, management, and teams.

Derby started her career as a programmer, and over the years has worn many hats, including business owner, internal consultant and manager. From all these perspectives, one thing became clear: our level of individual, team and company success was deeply impacted by our work environment and organizational dynamics. As a result, she have spent the last twenty-five years helping companies design their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success.

Derby has written over 100 articles, and co-authored two books–Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. She writes about management, leadership, collaboration, organizations and change (or another topic I’m currently exploring).
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