Project Description


The Leadership Model

A book circle about The Leadership Model facilitated by Carl Starendal
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You will read the book “The Leadership Model” together with Carl Starendal and the other attendees over 10 weeks. You’ll learn about the research-based Leadership model and also how it connects to and supports leading Agile teams, trains/tribes and organisations.

Every other week you will meet online with Carl and the group for a 90-minute session, detailing the chapters that you have been reading, as well as discussing and reflecting on the material in the book.


  • 8 – 25 participants
  • 5 sessions, 90 minutes each
  • You receive a physical copy of the book and a certificate of participation


  • Executive Leaders and managers
  • Line Managers
  • Group and Team managers
  • Business Owners
  • RTEs and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)
  • Program and project managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)


  • Session 1: Introduction to Leadership & The Leadership Model (20 pages to read)
  • Session 2: Behaviour – Leaders and surrounding social & cultural context (40 pages to read)
  • Session 3: Leadership styles and combination of Leadership behavior (30 pages to read)
  • Session 4: Indirect leadership and Development of leaders (20 pages to read)
  • Session 5: Workshop – what does this mean for me?


The Leadership Model Carl Starendal

The Leadership Model is a description of the models and theories behind the popular leadership tools, models and trainings from the Swedish defence University. It is a great book to use to discuss and learn about leadership from a research-based, empirical and principled stance.

“The central hypothesis of the Leadership Model is that leadership is shaped through an interplay between the characteristics of the leader and the external social and cultural context. The Model consists of three main components: leader characteristics, contextual characteristics and leadership styles. The complex interplay between these components is described in detail and illustrated using a large number of examples. The Model also serves as the basis for three of the most widespread leadership programs in Sweden based on academic research: Developmental Leadership (UL), Understanding Group and Leader (UGL) and Indirect Leadership (IL).”

The Leadership model also forms the theoretical basis for the very popular research-based leadership course Developmental Leadership (UL) that we are offering.



  • High quality facilitation delivered by Carl Starendal

  • Five online sessions, 90 minutes each

  • Prepared slides and workshop material

  • Certificate of participation

  • An English or Swedish physical copy of the book

  • Added topics and discussions connecting The Leadership Model and Agile


There are no available courses at the moment. Please leave your e-mail and we will let you know as soon as new course dates are available.
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