Managing Einsteins

Leading High-Tech Workers in the Digital Age

John M. Ivancevich, Thomas N. Duening

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2002, 248 pages

ISBN: 0-07-137500-7

Keywords: Management, Human Resources

Last modified: Aug. 1, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

Today's new breed of technologically gifted employees often think and respond differently than their more traditional counterparts did. Managing Einsteins is the first book with tips and traps for managing these highly valued, fiercely independent workers­­ — and, just as important, keeping them out of the grasp of your talent-starved competitors.

    • Introduction: Einsteins in the Workplace
  • Part One: Realities of the Twenty-First Century
    1. Profiling Einstens
  • Part Two: Managing Einsteins: Challenges and Actions
    1. Recruiting Einsteins
    2. Motivating Einstens
    3. Retaining and Rewarding Einsteins
    4. Communicating with Einsteins
    5. Leading Einstens
    6. Tribes and Teamwork
    7. Disciplining and Dealing with Difficult Einsteins
    8. Etiquette and Manners
    9. Carfe and Growth of Einsteins
  • Part Three: Building for the Future
    1. Humor and Fun at Work
    2. Remote and International Einsteins
    3. Managing, Leading, and Facilitating Einsteins
    • Epilogue
  • Appendix
    • Resources For Einstein Managers
    • Reference Notes


Managing Einsteins

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Excrement * (1 out of 10)

Last modified: Oct. 30, 2010, 11:35 p.m.

Pretty meaningless book. Takes a view of the "IT" staff as some half-gods and tries to make a case on how bad managers should handle them, instead of trying to make "bad" managers into "reasonable good" ones.

In the end, this is crap, nicely packaged.


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