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Leading geeks : how to manage and lead people who deliver technology

Author: Paul Glen
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2003.
Series: Warren Bennis signature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The people who research, develop, design, build, test, install, and support technology are a critical factor in every organization's success. This book gives clear directions on how to effectively lead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being-managed knowledge workers. It not only provides proven management strategies but also background on why traditional approaches often don't work with geeks. It  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Glen
ISBN: 0787961485 9780787961480
OCLC Number: 50424140
Notes: "A Warren Bennis book."
Description: xxii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's note / Warren Bennis --
Foreword / David H. Maister --
Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Overview : the challenge of geeks. Chap. 1. Geeks, leadership and geek leadership --
Part 1. The context of geek leadership. Chap. 2. The essential geek --
Chap. 3. Groups of geeks --
Chap. 4. The nature of geekwork --
Chap. 5. Performing geekwork --
Part 2. The content of geek leadership. Chap. 6. Nurturing motivation --
Chap. 7. Providing internal facilitation --
Chap. 8. Furnishing external representation --
Chap. 9. Managing ambiguity --
Chap. 10. Selecting and organizing geekwork --
Chap. 11. Uniting geeks and geekwork --
Conclusion : harmonizing context and content. Chap. 12. How geek leaders lead --
Appendix. Models and lists --
Notes --
References --
The author --
Index.
Series Title: Warren Bennis signature series.
Responsibility: Paul Glen ; foreword by David H. Maister.
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