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

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Chapter 8. Furnishing External Representation

Furnishing External Representation

Some of the responsibilities of geek leaders are similar to those of leaders in more conventional environments. External representation is one that carries over relatively unaltered by the context of geek leadership.

Just as the president of the United States represents all American citizens when meeting with the president of France to discuss matters of international trade or as the pope represents all Catholics when meeting with the head of the Eastern Orthodox church to discuss matters of interchurch dialogue, geek leaders represent the geeks in their organization when meeting with non-geeks from other ...

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