Becoming a Technical Leader

Becoming a Technical Leader

An Organic Problem-solving Approach

Gerald M. Weinberg

A person whose actions are almost totally motivational might be a sales superstar or a charismatic politician who could sell any idea—if only she had one to sell. Someone whose actions are almost entirely organizational might be an incredibly efficient office manager who keeps things super-organized—for last year’s staff and last year’s problems. A person whose actions are all directed toward innovation would be a genius—full of ideas but unable to work with other people, or to organize work for others. In order for a leadership style to be effective, there has to be some balance among motivation, organization, and innovation.

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