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

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Chapter 1. Geeks, Leadership, and Geek Leadership

I hope that you have begun this book with a head full of questions:

  • What's different about leading geeks from leading anyone else?

  • What can I do to better leverage my organization's investment in these expensive, valuable, and temperamental employees?

  • What makes geeks so difficult to manage?

You might even have some skeptical thoughts like these:

  • What can this book teach me about leading geeks?

  • Leadership is leadership, isn't it?

I welcome such questions—not because I think that I have every answer, but because that means you've already begun to consider how you interact with geeks or how you could. You're on your way to thinking about how the ideas and concepts in this book apply to you and your organization ...

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