Leadership Agility


Book Title:  Leadership Agility: Developing Your Repertoire of Leadership Styles
Author:  Ron Meyer and Ronald Meijers
Publisher:  Routledge
ISBN: 978-1-138-06510-9
List Price:   $90.00 (hard cover); $35.00 (soft cover); $31.50 (eBook)
Format:  Hard Cover, Soft Cover, eBook; 264 pages
Publication Date: September 2017 (© 2018)
Reviewer: Edward Raibick, PMP
Review Date: Jan 2018



The book titled Leadership Agility: Developing Your Repertoire of Leadership Styles introduces the reader to ten leadership styles used to influence teams and organizations in achieving successful results. The book discusses the qualities and pitfalls of each leadership style as well as organizational behaviors and symptoms of extreme usage of a specific style. The reader, equipped with the knowledge of each of these styles, can objectively analyze and manage personal and organizational changes to optimize businesses and teams.

Overview of Book’s Structure

  • Chapter 1 discusses the nature and misconceptions of various types of leaders.
  • Chapter 2 discusses the practices and styles and roles of various types of leadership.
  • Chapter 3 introduces interpersonal steering and the qualities and pitfalls of facilitative and supervisory leadership styles.
  • Chapter 4 introduces the encouraging and demanding leadership styles.
  • Chapter 5 dives into organizational leadership, analyzing unity, diversity, integrative and federative styles.
  • Chapter 6 discusses democratic vs autocratic leadership styles.
  • Chapter 7 dives into strategic leadership styles, reviewing visionary vs pragmatic leadership styles.
  • Chapter 8 reviews entrepreneurial vs executive leadership styles.
  • Chapter 9 dives into value-driven vs virtue-driven leadership.
  • Chapter 10 discusses sovereign vs servant leadership styles.
  • Chapter 11 discusses reflective vs proactive leadership styles.
  • Chapter 12 reviews consistent vs reactive leadership styles.
  • Chapter 13 dives into leadership agility and tailoring your personal leadership style
  • Chapter 14 concludes with mastering leadership agility and combining styles to fit the organizational environment and objectives.


Leadership Agility: Developing Your Repertoire of Leadership Styles is a valuable resource for leaders that have a critical need to manage in various types of environments and situations. The mindful analysis of the various leadership styles and the resulting behavioral impact, aids the knowledgeable leader in maneuvering through difficult business situations.

Highlights: What I liked!

One of the things I really enjoyed about the book is that each group of chapters addressed a different dimension of leadership; interpersonal leadership, organizational leadership, strategic leadership, leadership and mission, leadership and self. The final chapters focused on leadership development…


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About the Reviewer

Edward Raibick, PMP

Texas, USA



Edward Raibick, PMP is a Security Project Mamagement consultant with extensive experience with software engineering, managerial and IT Project Management experience. Edward holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Internet and IT security, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Electronics. His career includes over 10 years with the IBM Corporation and over 15 years with Texas Instruments. Edward is a member of the Project Management Institute, Dallas Chapter, having acquired his PMP certification in 2011.

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