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Grow Your Geeks

A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations
Narrated by: Antoinette Oglethorpe
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

How can you develop leaders who will sustain the fast growth of your business?

Fast-growing high-tech companies face unique challenges. Often, the business has grown quickly because of its brilliant technologies, products, and solutions. But, if you don’t have enough leaders with the capabilities and experience to take things further, your growth could stall.

Grow Your Geeks helps CEOs, senior leaders, and HR professionals to:

  • Build a meaningful business case so you get the buy-in and commitment of key stakeholders
  • Align leadership development with your growth strategy to ensure ongoing business success
  • Define the leadership skills and capabilities you need to compete successfully in the market
  • Develop your leaders so they have the skills and confidence to grow the business
  • Create a culture to identify and nurture talented future leaders within the organization

Antoinette Oglethorpe has developed leaders for some of the most successful organizations in the world, including P&G, Accenture, and XL Group. A defining moment in her career was when she helped start up Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. As International Learning Director for Avanade and the third employee to join, Antoinette played a key role in developing the people needed to develop the organization as it grew to 1,200 employees in its first year.

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Great insight from an experienced and credible leader. Excellent techniques for use in any sector

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A good guide to development for everyone

This is written for high tech organisations but it is well written, easy to follow and action oriented that it is suitable for everyone.

Loved the Take Action at end of every chapter.

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Practical advice for high tech managers

This books gives great advice to anyone who manages people in a high tech industry. Antoinette has obviously had a great deal of hands on experience at doing exactly that and her advice, recommendations and sensible solutions are pitched at just the right level to be of assistance. Her LEADER programme breaks everything down into an easy to follow set of steps to help bring out the best in today's technical workforce (indeed there is much that applies to any younger workforce). As someone who manages a team of 'geeks' I know that this will prove to be of great help in bringing out the best in my team. Highly recommended.

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A "MUST LISTEN AUDIO BOOK" for first timers

I read Grow Your Geeks, its simplistic step by step coaching was mind blowing. The Audio Book took it to another level. Antoinette's audio put emphasis on words and phrases. Rather than having to sit in peace and quiet to read a book, I listened to it at home, running, on the tube, and at work. I have never experiences Audio books, I thought the paperback was awesome. This is such an easy listen, with so much benefit and amazing guidance.

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Several Ah-ha moments, clearly supported by experience and resources.

I really liked this book. It delivers good, easy to follow, advice. The action points are supported by references to external study, personal experience and there are supporting materials provided on the authors website. The book is not only useful for fast moving tech based companies, but also has a wider reach for all companies that want to create a successful leadership cadre in a fast moving world. It’s also written in a personal style where Antoinette explains her learning journey which qualifies her to share this knowledge.

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Just add water and watch them grow

Informative and relatable. Crystal clear naration. Would highly recommend the authors services to any business.

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Very clear strategy and a great listen

Antoinette clearly really knows her stuff. A must listen for anyone who works in leadership development.

As an added bonus Antoinette has a lovely voice to listen to!

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A Must-Read for Leadership Development for All Organizations

This is an excellent leadership book for any organization interested in developing, retaining, & getting the most from its employees. Its focus on ways to develop leadership for all employees & tailor leadership skills for the specific position is profound, yet commonly overlooked. This leadership approach can be easily adopted & measured, & the author offers additional tools on her website. I really enjoyed hearing the author read about her dynamic approaches to strengthening organizations.