Becoming a Technical Leader

(… in several really really difficult steps.)

A day before Christmas Eve the postman was kind enough to bring me a copy of The Deadline and Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach. I read them both in two days. Such a quick read does neither of them justice, but it’s particularly not suited for Becoming a Technical Leader, which is more of a “getting to know yourself” work book than it is a how-to-manual.

The book is divided into five parts, each dividing a particular theme into chapters. At the end of each chapter is a list of questions for the reader. The book suggests that the reader keep a journal of things learned (an idea neatly mirrored by the protagonist in The Deadline). Among the things to document in this journal would be written answers to each question.

I thought I’d give the book another read, and this time, pause after each chapter to write down my answers to each of the questions, and perhaps learn something in the process. I’m going to post each chapter’s questions and answers as an individual post, and link them all back here when I’m done.




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