Team Leadership in the Game Industry

ISBN-10: 1598635727

ISBN-13: 9781598635720

Edition: 2009

Authors: Seth Spaulding

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This book provides game industry professionals management and leadership skills and tools to help them become better leaders. Focusing specifically on the unique challenges of the game industry, the book features examples, case studies, and successful strategies directly from the industry experts. Covering all managerial levels, from small project to large departments, the book includes several exercises that readers can apply to their own experiences. This book offers proven leadership techniques as well as interviews and tips from successful game industry leaders.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

Seth Spaulding is a twelve-year game industry veteran. His first company was Cyberlore Studios where he contributed to 9 titles including Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Simulator, MechWarrior4: Mercenaries and Playboy: The Mansion. During his 10 years with Cyberlore, Seth's roles included Lead Artist, Art Director, Vice President/Project Lead and President. Since 2005, Seth has worked as Art Director for Firaxis Games (a 2K Games developer) and has contributed to 5 titles including Civilization Revolution and Sid Meier's Railroads! In 2006, Seth led a seminar on Game Department Leadership and Management during a multi-day seminar in Helsinki through aRTO (a multimedia educational/professional organization). Seth speaks regularly at the Game Developers Conference, presenting on topics such as the Art Directors Roundtable and Art Direction: Confidential. He has also spoken at numerous universities including University of Maryland and the Washington, D.C. Art Institute and he is an active member of the International Game Developers Association. In 2007 he was invited to join the Academy of Interactive Art and Sciences (AIAS) to participate in the selection process for their 2007 awards ceremony.

Introduction
How We Got Here
The Anatomy of a Game-Development Company
How Leaders Are Chosen, Are Supported, Perform, and Why
A Litmus Test for Leads
Leadership Types and Traits: Assessment and Development Strategies
The Project Team Leader: Roles and Responsibilities
The Department Leader: Roles and Responsibilities
Difficult Employees, Underperformers, and Bad Leads
The Effects of Great Team Leadership
Sample Skill Ladder
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