In Tribal Unity, Em shows that it is possible to have both, and indeed, the latter enables the former. Em is no starry-eyed dreamer. She's a business manager and knows what is at stake. This book is full of examples, stories, practices, and practical advice. She shows you that productivity + joy is not pie-in-the-sky, but well within the achievable."
- Esther Derby, co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
"Succeeding in building a strong tribe - a team of teams - is one of the keys to unlocking potential in your organization beyond the individual team. But how do you do that in practice? Most books only tackle this with principles or abstract concepts - but in this book Em describes real, concrete practices illustrated through her own experiences that will not only inspire you to build a stronger tribe, but also guide you in how to do it."
- Anders Ivarsson, Organizational Coach, Spotify
"Every aspiring Lean-Agile enterprise can be no better than the culture that evolves to support it. Em does a great job of describing how that culture can be fostered directly with the"team-of-agile-teams", the essential building block of enterprise agility."
- Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework
"Em tells a very personal and human story about how to create awesome tribes. Her book is full of useful take-aways, real life examples and practical ideas people can use. One big lesson shared is that success if often based on having the courage to seize opportunities. Even seasoned Agilists will find something here! I certainly did."
- Sandy Mamoli, co-author Creating Great Teams: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel
"Em's is the first true and authentic voice in the Scaling Agile space. Rather than sell you on grand unifying theories and ideas, she tells her own story of personal, team and organisational development. Tribal Unity documents Em's journey leaving a trail bread crumbs (books and articles) for others to follow. Its so refreshing to see how her thoughts developed around solving the problems rather than selling the solutions. I'm utterly jealous that I haven't written such a rich, poetic and useful book as Tribal Unity. Jealous of London"
- Chris Matts, Agile Transformation Coach, Co-Author of Commitment, and Co-inventor of the Given-When-Then syntax.
"In a field where frameworks and methodologies get much of the attention, it's refreshing to read a story from the trenches about the power of culture. Can it be created, cultivated, and scaled beyond the team? The evidence presented here indicates that it's possible even in challenging circumstances and when the concept is new to everyone. With plenty of examples to show the way, this is a great source of ideas and inspiration for anyone looking to create a sense of common purpose for a group of teams."
- Brian Adkins, Principal Agile Consultant