Part Two examines the question of what geek leaders do using the second of the two major models that organize this book: the Content of Geek Leadership (Figure 1). This model outlines the four key responsibilities of geek leaders—the things that they do on a day-to-day basis that energize geeks, enable productivity, and align geekwork with the needs of the organization:
Provide internal facilitation
Furnish external representation
Let's briefly introduce each of the responsibilities outlined in the model.
The first of the four responsibilities is to nurture motivation among geeks. Most leaders want to inspire their followers, to spur them to action. Geek leaders ...