In Part 1 – Geek Leadership of Glen and McManus (2014), they illustrate seven contraxioms that distinguish geeks from non-geeks in “Solving Problems,” “Achieving visions,” describing “How this plays out” in external and internal dialogue, and in “What to do.” Read and choose two of the contraxioms and describe for yourself how you resonate with the geek or non-geek perspective. How might your external or internal dialogue be different from the one Glen and McManus describe? How does that dialogue align with your personal values and unique strengths? How can Glen and McManus help you bridge the communication gap for your Final Group Case Study? Be sure to cite and reference, offer personal insight, and an example to illustrate.
In Part II – Managing Yourself and Others, and in Part III – Working with External Stakeholders, Glen and McManus (2014) offer several suggestions for improving self-awareness, and in working with internal and external clients or stakeholders. Looking specifically at suggestions for motivating geeks, choose two of the motivating characteristics and describe a method for motivating its development in geek leaders. Be sure to cite and reference, offer personal insight, and an example to illustrate.
Pick two of your Top 10 Clifton Strengths(Strenght 1:Harmony and Strenght 2:Discipline) and describe how you are motivated by using this strength. Describe two real life instances when you felt competent in using that strength. Also, describe how two of your bottom 10 strengths cause you to be unmotivated or “spin your wheels” while trying to operate in this strength. Paraphrase a thought from Gallup in doing a Google searches on your Clifton Theme that motivate you to understand yourself and operate in your strengths.
In this post you will have an in-text citation and full reference from Gallup for Google searches on your Clifton Theme, and for paraphrased or direct quotes from Glen and McManus (2014).
Gallup, Inc. (n.d.) Learn more about the Clifton StrengthsFinder theme. Retrieved from https://news.gallup.com.
Glen, P., McManus, M. (2014). The Geek leader’s handbook: Essential leadership insight for People with Technical Backgrounds. Leading Geeks Press. Los Angeles.