Summary: In knowledge worker industries, extrinsic motivations such as monetary rewards can reduce what people can accomplish. Instead, we need to consider three simple things that truly motivate people: autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Intended Audience: Those who lead others; anyone who want to get more out of their careers
Summary: Change is hard because there is conflict between the rational side of your mind that understands why a change is necessary and the emotional side of your mind that is comfortable with the current situation. There are paths to resolve this conflict and allow change to occur.
Intended Audience: Agents of change; people seeking change but are unable to do so; those concerned about people facing corporate changes
Summary: The seminal explanation of Extreme Programming (XP), including the problems it addresses, its fundamental philosophies, and how these philosophies can be implemented in software development organization.
Intended Audience: Any and every development team member, agile or not; those who support and lead these teams