Team Leadership in the Game Industryby Seth Spaulding
Pub. Date: 01/06/2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Team Leadership in the Game Industry arms you with the information you need to face and meet the challenges of finding, supporting, and retaining a talented team of employees. Specifically addressing the unique needs of managers in the game industry, this book recognizes a common issue: game development teams consisting of talented specialists who lack… See more details below
Team Leadership in the Game Industry arms you with the information you need to face and meet the challenges of finding, supporting, and retaining a talented team of employees. Specifically addressing the unique needs of managers in the game industry, this book recognizes a common issue: game development teams consisting of talented specialists who lack interpersonal and leadership skills. Filled with tips and advice from industry pros, you'll learn how to solve problems such as selecting your team, defining roles and identifying team leaders, meeting deadlines, and handling underperformers. You'll examine classic leadership traits, and take a look at specific team roles and their daily responsibilities. Real-world case studies illustrate solutions to each problem and hands-on exercises will help you practice the techniques presented. Team Leadership in the Game Industry provides you with a valuable set of best practices and advice to help you achieve efficient, cohesive teams.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1: How We Got Here; Chapter 2: The Anatomy of a Game-Development Company; Chapter 3: How Leaders Are Chosen, Are Supported, Perform, and Why; Chapter 4: A Litmus Test for Leads; Chapter 5: Leadership Types and Traits: Assessment and Development Strategies; Chapter 6: The Project Team Leader: Roles and Responsibilities; Chapter 7: The Department Leader: Roles and Responsibilities; Chapter 8: Difficult Employees, Underperformers, and Bad Leads; Chapter 9: The Effects of Great Team Leadership; Appendix A: Sample Skill Ladder
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I thought the book did a great job underlining the components of leadership as it pertains to the Game Industry. I am doing research for leadership in the commercial arts - gaming as one. This book brought a great deal of insight into my understanding of the two fields together.
A bit disappointed. It is surprising that this is considered professional literature. But again, I myself am 20 years in this business, perhaps a bit picky and just about writing a book. Good to know what is out there for comparison.