Succeed with kick-ass teams

Alexander Hipp
Dec 20, 2018 · 4 min read

This collection includes books that give you an amazingly insightful perspective on how to build and develop highly successful teams and provides you with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

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Help the Helper

Building a Culture of Extreme Teamwork
by Kevin Pritchard, John Eliot

Why read?

Help the Helper will show you how to put a certain level of teamwork to work in your business, to build a cul­ture that recognizes and rewards those who help the helper — even when they don’t have sexy statistics.

256 pages, Portfolio 2012

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The Culture Code

The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
by Daniel Coyle

Why read?

The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

304 pages, Bantam 2018

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni

Why read?

The author outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

229 pages, Jossey-Bass 2002

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Tribal Leadership

Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
by Dave Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright

What’s this book about?

This book gives an amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed.

320 pages, HarperBusiness 2011

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The Wisdom of Teams

Creating the High-Performance Organization
by Jon R. Katzenbach

Why read?

Comprehensive and proven effective, The Wisdom of Teams is the classic primer on making teams a powerful tool for success in today’s global marketplace.

352 pages, HarperBusiness 2006

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Debugging Teams

Better Productivity through Collaboration
by Brian W. Fitzpatrick & Ben Collins-Sussman

What’s this book about?

The goal of this book is to help programmers become more effective and efficient at creating software by improving their ability to understand, communicate with, and collaborate with other people

190 pages, O’Reilly Media 2015

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Clear Leadership

Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work
by Gervase Bushe

Who is the author?

In 2016 Gervase was added to HR Magazine’s (UK) list of the 30 Most Influential Thinkers in people strategy in the world.

228 pages, Nicholas Brealey 2010

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Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
by Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman & Chris Fussell

Why this book might be interesting for you…

What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization?

304 pages, Portfolio 2015

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Team Turnarounds

A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams
by Joe Frontiera & Daniel Leidl

Why read?

Learn how any manager can turn a struggling team into business champs.

272 pages, Jossey-Bass 2012

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Peopleware

Productive Projects and Teams
by Tom DeMarco & Tim Lister

Why read?

Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware.

272 pages, Addison-Wesley Professional 2013

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The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
by John C. Maxwell

Learn how...

…the Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn’t even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world.

288 pages, Thomas Nelson 2013

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Agile Retrospectives

Making Good Teams Great
by Esther Derby & Diana Larsen

Why read?

Derby and Larsen show you the tools, tricks, and tips you need to fix the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis.

178 pages, Pragmatic Bookshelf 2006

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The PM Library

150+ Books and more every Product person should read

Alexander Hipp

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Product Owner at N26, Creator of The PM Library and primaro.io, Co-Organizer of Product Tank Hamburg

The PM Library

150+ Books and more every Product person should read