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Make the Transition from Technical Star to Technical
Becoming a Technical Leader is a personalized
guide to developing the qualities that make a successful problem-solving leader.
The book emphasizes that we all contain the ingredients for leadership, though
some elements are better developed than others. "Anyone can improve as a
leader simply by building the strength of our weakest elements," author Gerald
M. Weinberg writes. "Mr. Universe doesn't have more muscles than I
do, just better developed ones."
On one level, the book is an extremely
down-to-earth, how-to guide. On a second, it is a set of parables, full of analogies
that stick in the mindthe art of management taught through stories about
pinball, tinkertoys, and electric blankets. On yet another level, this is a book
about the philosophy and psychology of managing technical projects. On every level,
the author brings these entertaining and enlightening elements together to teach
you the essentials of leadership.
You'll learn how to
your fear of becoming a leader
be creative in solving problems
people while maintaining quality
gain organizational power
Whether you manage people, are managed by people,
or just want to change the way you interact with others, this book is about success.
How to plan it, how to make it happenBecoming a Technical Leader shows
you how to do it!
"This wonderful book is a how-to guide for understanding what
leadership is and how to develop your own leadership skills as well as support
team members in developing theirs."
"This book can be described briefly as
a guide to developing personal leadership potential, but it is much more than
that . . . it is filled with useful insights into personal growth as a professional."
of Systems Management
"always fascinating . .
. focuses our attention on what it takes to make teams of thinking technical people
work effectively together."
"twenty-four well-reasoned, thought-provoking chapters on making the change
from technical star to problem-solving leader . . . extremely practical and down-to-earth.
. . ."
. . One constant about Gerald Weinberg: He is a master storyteller. At times I
forget that I'm reading a technical book. . . . The book does a good job of describing
both the obstacles to motivation, organization and innovation, and ways to promote
them. It also describes how to transition to leadership, where you'll have a whole
new set of rules but no rulebook. . . . The part of the book that I enjoyed the
most is the epilogue where GW offers some really good advice on the need to think
about whether or not you want to be a leader.
"It takes many
leaders to create software that is successful. And whether or not you have Leader
in your title this book will help you become a problem solver and someone that
others look to for advice and leadership."
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