Publications

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Our award-winning books and articles offer unique insights that will help you get the most value from your investment in technology people.

Geek Leader’s Handbook

A unique mix of practical advice and organizing theory for leaders with technical backgrounds.  Also explores the roots of geek/non-geek conflict and what you can do about it.

Leading Geeks

The book that started it all, translated around the world and honored with numerous awards. Geeks are different. Geekwork is different. Power doesn’t work on geeks.

Computerworld Column

More than a decade of columns about managing technical people and groups.

8 Steps to Restoring Client Trust

A simple eight-step process for rescuing troubled relationships.

These award-winning publications by Paul Glen and Maria McManus reflect the insight gained from years of optimizing the value of technical teams.

The Geek Leader’s Handbook

Essential Leadership Insight for People with Technical Backgrounds

Geek Leaders Handbook Cover The Geek Leader’s Handbook gives you practical, immediately applicable advice tailored to the day-to-day challenges of technical leadership. You don’t need yet another laundry list of things you should do. To really grow as a leader, you need a solid framework to understand why these approaches make sense and to empower you to adapt them to your environment. 

 

 

Leading Geeks

How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology

Since in 2003, Leading Geeks, has been transforming the way managers think about their technology teams.  With multiple awards and ongoing popularity, it has become a classic in leadership literature.

Technology drives productivity and competitiveness and “geeks” drive technology.  More than ever Geeks — those people who research, develop, design, build, test, install, and support technology — are a critical factor in every organization’s success.  Leading Geeks challenges the conventional wisdom that leadership methods are universal and gives executives and managers the understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists upon whom they have become so dependent.

 

COMPUTERWORLD Column

Paul Glen’s Computerworld award-winning columns have been published at least once a month since 2003.  His topics range from motiviating technical workers to navigating a flucating business climate.

 

 

 

8 Steps to Restoring Client Trust

8 Steps ThumbnailLong term client relationships are the life blood of a professional service practice, but too often, professionals lose clients through conflict.  This short book will show you how to manage client conflict and restore relationships to health and profitability.  Whether you are a solo operator or a part of a worldwide firm, healing client relationships is a critical part of your job.