Book News: July 26th, 2005

By Paul GlenThis book challenges the conventional wisdom that leadership methods are universal and gives managers the understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists on whom they have become so dependent. It gives clear directions on how to effectively lead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being-managed knowledge workers. The author not only provides proven management strategies but also background on why traditional approaches often don’t work with geeks. Leading Geeks describes the beliefs and behaviour of geeks, their group dynamics, and the unique nature of technical work. It also offers a twelve-part model that explains how knowledge workers deliver value to an organization.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-6148-5. 26.95 US dollars.