Top 4 Resources to Help Leaders Remove Obstacles

All teams hit obstacles and roadblocks that can slow or stop their work. Most times, these come in the form of decisions, resources, and other people. A leader's job is to look one mile up the road and see what will derail the team. Are you scanning the road ahead, maintaining roadmaps, and ensuring your team has what it needs to be successful?


The lazy project manager, second edition: How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early

Peter Taylor
"Being a Lazy Project Manager is all about being focused in your project management efforts and learning to exercise your efforts where it really matters, where they make the most impact. ... The Pareto principle or 80/20 rule can and should be used by every smart but lazy person in their daily life. The value of the Pareto principle for a project manager is that it reminds you to focus on the 20% that matters."


Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos

Darrell Rigby, Sarah Elk, Steve Berez
"Every organization must optimize and tightly control some of its operations, and at the same time innovate. Agile, done well, enables vigorous innovation without sacrificing the efficiency and reliability essential to traditional operations. The authors break down how agile really works, show what not to do, and explain the crucial importance of scaling agile properly in order to reap its full benefit."


Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
"Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution."


The Ultimate Guide to Making Smart Decisions

Farnam Street Blog
"Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions. The decision-making principles in this guide are both practical and time-tested. They work in the real world."