Becoming a Technical Leaderby Gerald Weinberg
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Becoming a Technical Leader is a personalized guide to developing the qualities that make a successful leader. It identifies which leadership skills are most effective in a technical environment and why technical people have characteristic trouble in making the transition to a leadership role. For anyone who is a leader, hopes to be one, or would like to avoid being one.
This is an excellent book for anyone who is a leader, who wants to be a leader, or who thinks only people with 'leader' or 'manager' in their title are leaders. The 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.
Readers say it's always fascinating, and "focuses our attention on what it takes to make teams of thinking technical people work effectively together." Moreover, they say "it's always extremely practical and down-to-earth."
Becoming a Technical Leader is the "textbook" for Jerry Weinberg's world-famous Problem Solving Leadership Workshop. It consists of twenty-four well-reasoned, thought-provoking chapters on making the change from technical star to problem-solving leader.
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Meet the Author
Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) has always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, he has published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He has also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series.
He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, and software engineers). He writes novels about such people, including The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, Jigglers, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, Earth's Endless Effort, and Mistress of Molecules—all about how his brilliant protagonists produce quality work and learn to be happy. His novels may be found as eBooks at <http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JerryWeinberg>or on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B000AP8TZ8 .
Early in his career, he was the architect for the Project Mercury's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. He won the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and the first Software Testing Professionals' Luminary Award, all for his writing on software quality. He was also elected a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame. The book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) honors his work for his 75th birthday. His website and blogs may be found at http://www.geraldmweinberg.com.
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This ebook's typography and readability is, by far, the worst professionally produced ebook I have ever seen. Just because the format is ebook doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be typeset. This looks like it was cut and pasted from whatever format it was in before; there aren't even section or chapter breaks. I'm still going to read it and I appreciate that B&N offer it DRM free now, but this is already a disappointment.