Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach

Overview

Becoming a Technical Leader defines leadership and the skills a successful leader must develop — innovation, motivation, and organization. Then it shows you how to evaluate your own skills in each area and immediately improve them.

You'll learn how to:

  • master your fear of...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $13.62   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$13.62
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(451)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1986 Paperback New

Ships from: san francisco, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Becoming a Technical Leader defines leadership and the skills a successful leader must develop — innovation, motivation, and organization. Then it shows you how to evaluate your own skills in each area and immediately improve them.

You'll learn how to:

  • master your fear of becoming a leader
  • be creative in solving problems
  • motivate people while maintaining quality
  • gain organizational power
  • plan personal change!
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

CAUSE/Effect
Twenty-four well-reasoned, thought-provoking chapters on making the change from technical star to problem-solving leader . . . extremely practical and down-to-earth. . . .
Journal of Systems Management
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932633026
  • Publisher: Dorset House Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/1986
  • Edition description: 20%
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ..... xi
Part One: Definition ..... 1
Chapter 1: What is Leadership, Anyway? ..... 3
Chapter 2: Models of Leadership Style ..... 15
Chapter 3: A Problem-Solving Style ..... 25
Chapter 4: How Leaders Develop ..... 35
Chapter 5: But I Can't Because ..... 47
Part Two: Innovation ..... 59
Chapter 6: The Three Great Obstacles to Innovation ..... 61
Chapter 7: A Tool for Developing Self-Awareness ..... 73
Chapter 8: Developing Idea Power ..... 83
Chapter 9: The Vision ..... 91
Part Three: Motivation ..... 103
Chapter 10: The First Great Obstacle to Motivating Others ..... 105
Chapter 11: The Second Great Obstacle to Motivating Others ..... 119
Chapter 12: The Problem of Helping Others ..... 129
Chapter 13: Learning to Be a Motivator ..... 141
Chapter 14: Where Power Comes From ..... 153
Chapter 15: Power, Imperfection, and Congruence ..... 161
Part Four: Organization ..... 173
Chapter 16: Gaining Organizational Power ..... 175
Chapter 17: Effective Organization of Problem-Solving Teams ..... 185
Chapter 18: Obstacles to Effective Organizing ..... 197
Chapter 19: Learning to Be an Organizer ..... 207
Part Five: Transformation ..... 217
Chapter 20: How You Will Be Graded as a Leader ..... 219
Chapter 21: Passing Your Own Leadership Tests ..... 229
Chapter 22: A Personal Plan for Change ..... 239
Chapter 23: Finding Time to Change ..... 249
Chapter 24: Finding Support for Change ..... 259
Epilogue ..... 269
Bibliography ..... 275
Index ..... 281
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2004

    Best book I have seen on the transition to a leadership function

    This book covers the thought process for people debating the transition from an individual performer to a technical leader better than any other source I have seen. I purchased this book when it first came out and reread it over the holidays (since I was about to recommend it for someone else to read). It was more valuable to me now than it was 15 years ago. <p> <b>A great book </b>for people who wonder what they have to worry about as they move from the instantaneous gratification of programming to the nebulous world of working (and delivering value) through others.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)