Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0



Book Title: Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0: An Indispensable Approach for the Digital Era
Author: Tanusree Chakraborty (Editor), Tahir Mumtaz Awan (Editor), Ashok Natarajan (Editor), Muhammad Kamran (Editor)
Publisher: Apple Academic Press, co-published with CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
List Price: $169.95
Format: Hardcover, Kindle
Publication Date: June 2023
ISBN: 978-1774911877
Reviewer: Linda Whitesell
Review Date: May 2024


“Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0: An Indispensable Approach for the Digital Era” is a must-read for anyone navigating today’s fast-paced, tech-driven business world. Edited by experts like Tanusree Chakraborty, Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Ashok Natrajan, and Muhammad Kamran, this book breaks down how agile leadership can help you stay ahead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It covers everything from using big data and AI to transforming HR and leadership practices to fit our digital age.

The book is packed with real-world examples and practical tips, making it easy to see how these concepts work in practice. You’ll find out how to build a leadership culture that encourages collaboration, continuous improvement, and innovation. Plus, it offers strategies for keeping your team engaged and productive in an ever-changing industrial landscape.

Whether you’re an experienced leader or just starting out, this book provides valuable insights into leading with agility. It’s about being flexible, responsive, and ready to tackle the challenges of the digital era. If you’re looking to stay competitive and drive success in your organization, “Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0” is a great resource to have on your shelf.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is structured to guide readers through the multifaceted aspects of integrating agile leadership within the context of Industry 4.0. Here’s a brief overview of its structure:

Introduction and Conceptual Framework: The book begins by laying a solid foundation, defining agile leadership and its relevance in the digital era. It provides a conceptual framework to understand how agile practices intersect with the technological advancements of Industry 4.0.

Technology Integration: Several chapters focus on the role of advanced technologies such as big data, AI, and IoT in enhancing business agility. These sections discuss how to leverage these technologies to drive decision-making and operational efficiency.

Human Resource Transformation: The book delves into the transformation of human resource management to support agile methodologies. It covers the impact of automation and AI on HR practices, strategies for talent development, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.


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How to cite this review: Whitesell, L. (2024).  Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0: An Indispensable Approach for the Digital Era, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/pmwj142-Jun2024-Rada-Elevate-Your-Leadership-Skills-book-review-2.pdf

About the Reviewer

Linda Whitesell

North Texas, USA


Linda Whitesell is associate director of the Agile Coaching Team at Humana. A multifaceted, energetic, versatile business agility consultant and coach, Linda Whitesell has over 35 years of experience in software development, architecture, program management, and quality engineering. Linda is a natural agilist who continually seeks opportunities to help others improve their ability to respond quickly and easily to big change. Linda leverages her experience to provide colorful examples of fundamental lean-agile principles – or anti-patterns – in action. At Humana, Linda and her team coach business and IT organizations to adopt the agile practices that optimize their business outcomes. She derives pure joy when her partners realize that work isn’t agile. People are.

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