Lateral Leadership Book for Product Managers

Lateral Leadership:
A practical guide to managing agile teams

Lateral Leadership Book Product Managers Cover

I’m thrilled to publish Lateral Leadership for Product Managers with Sense and Response Press. The book will be available in print, digital, and audio form. It’s aimed at product managers who have to lead teams even when that’s not their job title, specialists who must work with others outside their own domain, and department managers who are faced with agile transformation at their companies.

Learn about why lateral leadership is a key discipline for product managers working in modern organizations.

Here’s the basic pitch:

Agile doesn’t just change how teams work. It also changes how teams are led. Agile requires a radically different approach to leadership, one that puts business, design, and engineering at equal levels–where they must work as peers.

But this creates a challenge for team leaders. Agile leadership requires teams to align with a committed vision and support it in the best possible way. And even though agile leaders lack the expert knowledge of their new peers, they have to succeed with their mission without the traditional safety net of hierarchical power.

The book helps leaders and team members alike thrive in agile environments by providing hands-on guidance on how to align and manage experts to achieve a shared goal.