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Technologically indispensable: leading when you’re technically competent but seen merely as a useful tool to get other folks’ ideas implemented

Aaron Dobbs

Do your colleagues turn to you when they have a problem with technology? Are you presented with opportunities to implement any technology solution desired by your colleagues? Does the Technological Buck stop with you? Do your colleagues prefer to have you focus on the technology aspects and hint that they need you to stay focused in the technology corner of the library? If so, you’re probably technologically indispensable. However, just because you’re ‘the tech person’ doesn’t mean that you’re naturally seen as a leader. You may encounter resistance when you, or your team, propose innovations. ...

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