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Book Circle

The Leadership Model – Online Book Circle

with Carl Starendal
5 sessions January 19 - January 19 Online Training (CET timezone)


In this book circle, you will have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Leadership Model” with the facilitator, Carl Starendal, and other attendees over a period of 10 weeks.

Every other week, you will meet online for a 90-minute training session where you will go over the chapters you have read and participate in a facilitated group reflection and discussion on the material in the book. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of The Leadership Model and learn how it can be used to lead an Agile team, tribe/ART, or organization in a format designed for online learning.


  • Number of participants: 8 – 25 per circle
  • Sessions: 5 online sessions over 10 weeks over (video & chat)


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


  • January 19th (15:00-16:30 CET) – Session 1: Introduction to Leadership & The Leadership Model (20 pages to read)
  • February 2nd (15:00-16:30 CET) – Session 2: Behaviour – Leaders and surrounding social & cultural context (40 pages to read)
  • February 16th (15:00-16:30 CET) – Session 3: Leadership styles and conbination of Leadership behaviour (30 pages to read)
  • March 2nd (15:00-16:30 CET) – Session 4: Indirect leadership and Development of leaders (20 pages to read)
  • March 16th (15:00-16:30 CET) – Session 5: Workshop – what does this mean for me?


The Leadership Model Carl Starendal

The Leadership Model is a dense 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 (DL), Understanding Group and Leader (UGL) and Indirect Leadership (IL).”



  • 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


Carl Starendal

Carl Starendal

Carl is an experienced leader, having decades of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur, manager & leader across a diverse range of industries. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership, management, and agile product development and a highly regarded mentor & advisor as well as one of the Transformational Leadership trainers (Utvecklande Ledarskap) certified by the Swedish Defence Academy.

Carl Starendal is also as one of the global SAFe Fellows an official contributor to the SAFe Framework and one of the key people behind the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification course.


The Leadership Model – Online Book Circle

with Carl Starendal


The Leadership Model – Online Book Circle

with Carl Starendal

The Leadership Model – Online Book Circle

  • with Carl Starendal

  • 5 sessions January 19 - January 19

  • Online Training (CET timezone),


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The fine print

Cancellations done up to 30 days before the course start date will not be charged and all paid fees will be reimbursed.
Cancellations done up to 10 days before the course start date will be charged 50% of the course fee.
Cancellations done within 10 days before the course start date will be charged the full course fee.

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