Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology
By: Paul Glen (author)Hardback
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This book is winner of the 2003 Financial Times Germany/get Abstract Business & Finance Book Award. "Leading Geeks" challenges the conventional wisdom that leadership methods are universal and gives executives and managers the understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists on whom they have become so dependent. This much-needed book written in nontechnical language by Paul Glen, a highly acclaimed management consultant gives clear directions on how to effectively lead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being - managed knowledge workers. Glen not only provides proven management strategies but also background on why traditional approaches often don't work with geeks. "Leading Geeks" describes the beliefs and behavior of geeks, their group dynamics, and the unique nature of technical work. It also offers a unique twelve-part model that explains how knowledge workers deliver value to an organization.
Paul Glen is a management consultant who helps clients build effective technology organizations. For more than fifteen years he has advised clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the MBA programs at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Loyola Marymount University. Prior to founding C2 Consulting, he was western regional manager for SEI Information Technology, a national IT consultancy. And, yes, he is a geek.
Editor's Note, Warren Bennis; Foreword, David H. Maister; Introduction; Acknowledgments; Overview: The Challenge of Geeks; 1. Geeks, Leadership, and Geek Leadership; Part One: The Context of Geek Leadership; 2. The Essential Geek; 3. Groups of Geeks; 4. The Nature of Geekwork; 5. Performing Geekwork.Part Two: The Content of Geek Leadership; 6. Nurturing Motivation; 7. Providing Internal Facilitation; 8. Furnishing External Representation; 9. Managing Ambiguity; 10. Selecting and Organizing Geekwork; 11. Uniting Geeks and Geekwork; Conclusion: Harmonizing Context and Content; 12. How Geek Leaders Lead; Appendix: Models and Lists; Notes; References; The Author; Index
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