“Right to Left” by Mike Burrows
In this episode, the first one recorded while being on the road, Justyna and Paul talk about “Right to Left” by Mike Burrows. This book is #mustread for all digital leaders who would love to understand business agility.
➡️Listen to the book review and hear some secrets that are being revealed by our hosts! Learn about new tools and alternative paths for achieving business agility in your organization.
In the second part of this podcast, our hosts have prepared a list of questions for the author. Mike joins them with answers and some insights about the book.
About the book
Do you see in digital technology the opportunity to meet customer needs more effectively? Recognise it yourself that this may have profound implications for how your organisation should work? Do you want to help bring that about? Regardless of whether you consider yourself a technologist, if your answer to those questions is “yes”, you are what we refer to in this book as a _digital leader._ If you can see yourself as a digital leader, aspire to be one, or think that sometime soon you might need to become one, then this book is for you.
Or perhaps you’re here primarily to feed an existing interest in Lean and Agile. Whatever your current level of knowledge, this book is for you too, especially if you’re interested also in organisation design and leadership. You will find here both an accessible guide to the Lean-Agile landscape and through the Right to Left metaphor a helpfully challenging perspective on it. The book’s digital scope might not coincide exactly with yours, but it’s rich with authentic examples not only of Lean-Agile practice but of right-to-left (needs-based and outcome-oriented) thinking too.
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About the Author
Mike is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and for his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup. Mike is also an advisory board member at the Open Leadership Network.
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