Leading Geeks by Paul Glen
How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology

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Winner of the 2003 Financial Times Germany/getAbstract Business& Finance Book Award

Leading Geeks challenges the conventional wisdom thatleadership methods are universal and gives executives and managersthe understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists onwhom they have become so dependent. This much-needed book? writtenin nontechnical language by Paul Glen, a highly acclaimedmanagement consultant? gives clear directions on how to effectivelylead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being-managedknowledge workers. Glen not only provides proven managementstrategies but also background on why traditional approaches oftendon't work with geeks. Leading Geeks describes the beliefsand behavior of geeks, their group dynamics, and the unique natureof technical work. It also offers a unique twelve-part model thatexplains how knowledge workers deliver value to anorganization.

 

About Paul Glen

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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.
 
Published December 10, 2007 by Jossey-Bass. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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Technology has so clearly woven itself into the fabric of business culture that publishing Glen's book on how to manage the people who produce high tech makes perfect sense.

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