33 Productivity Routines of
Top Engineering Executives
EMI strives to be the gold standard learning and development resource for the engineering world. We are proud to provide engineering professionals with a path to become better leaders through learning transfer.
Like many engineers, I had a goal of becoming a high-level executive in my engineering organization. When observing the leaders in my company, it was obvious that they possessed skills in addition to their technical skills, namely great people management or ‘soft’ skills. So, I set out to develop my ‘soft skills,’ a move that not only rapidly advanced my career, but led to me becoming an internal coach and trainer for my company, and ultimately inspired me to leave my engineering career behind to spend more time helping engineers become more effective managers and leaders.
When I first decided to try to help engineers develop their management skills on a broad scale, people told me I wouldn’t succeed. They said engineers aren’t interested in developing these skills and they certainly wouldn’t listen to podcasts or watch videos on the subject. Well, three million downloads later and a Forbes citation has proven them wrong.
Engineers with sound people and project management skills can accomplish anything, for themselves and their firms, and our mission is to make sure that sustainable engineering management learning opportunities are available to every organization and engineer who needs them.
Let us help you succeed.
Anthony Fasano, PE
Author of Engineer Your Own Success
President & CEO - Engineering Management Institute
We are proud to be a purpose-driven company in the service of others. A mission, vision, and set of core values are essential to such a company that is truly devoted to a cause greater than itself. We are excited to share ours here as a commitment to you of our authenticity as well as a means of ensuring that our work is held accountable to these high standards.
A mission is a company’s north star. It establishes a reason for being—a “why” we exist. All of our work is guided by this simple, empowering, and unifying statement.
A vision is a direction, not a current-state reality, meaning we work in pursuit of achieving our vision. It is informed by the mission and describes that mission in more precise, actionable terms.
EMI is the gold standard learning and development resource for engineers and technical professionals worldwide. Engineering professionals are solving the most critical problems that the world faces today including lack of clean water, infrastructure deterioration, keeping up with advancing technology, global warming, and more. EMI empowers these professionals to become the leaders they need to be to solve these problems by providing highly relevant content and training that transfers back to their jobs.
Core values are declarations of integrity not to be negotiated. They inform judgment and govern behaviors in a world where the quality of one’s choices defines who they truly are far more than their abilities.
At EMI we have laid out our values in a way that aligns closely with our mission to provide engineering professionals with a path to become better leaders through learning T-R-A-N-S-F-E-R.
Totally Open-Minded - We are a diverse group of coaches and trainers, creating diverse content for a very diverse community.
Responsive - We are responsive to the needs of our community and also focused on being there for engineering professionals whenever they need us.
Accountable - Not only do we hold ourselves accountable at EMI, but we build accountability into all of our training programs to ensure that learning transfer happens.
Nimble - We are quick to adapt to the needs of our community as quickly as they might change.
State of the Art - Our content and training programs must be cutting edge in every way possible including the topics and the methods used to deliver them.
Fearless - We believe that to be our best selves we must do things that make us uncomfortable, and at EMI we are not afraid to navigate beyond our comfort zone, and push the engineering professionals we serve to do the same.
Eager - We are eager to learn, help and serve our community day in and day out.
Relevant - Our content is relevant to what our community needs, always.
Ultimately we provide training that provides learning T-R-A-N-S-F-E-R to our community of engineering professionals.
All things EMI are brought to you by an amazing team of talented professionals. Each member of our team has years of experience in the engineering world that helps us to live out our mission. They are the ones making it all happen!
“This was a very useful and informative session. Anthony Fasano is a good presenter and is very knowledgeable, and I have enjoyed the several sessions in which I have been able to participate that have been led by him”
ROBERT M WRIGHT, PE
Project Manager, McMahon Associates, Inc.
“The Engineering Management Accelerator program was a great way to train a group of managers, from different disciplines and office locations, without incurring travel costs. They learned how to collaborate and solve business problems by utilizing technology, which can be a huge benefit in a multi-locational company. Our managers enjoyed the project challenge part of the training because “it was a real life issue that we had to solve” and will take the skills they developed in the workshops and “apply them to their everyday interactions.”
JESSICA VISCUSO, MBA, SHRM-CP
Director of Learning & Development, Pennoni
“All of our engineers from entry level through upper-level managers have been able to connect with Anthony Fasano of EMI in one way or another. His advice is practical and to the point. He is able to engage everyone in the conversation because he is both a good speaker and listener. We are very pleased we found a professional who epitomizes what a successful engineer-leader can be."
VINCENT SIEFERT, P.E.
CEO, Siefert Associates
“We are a small civil engineering firm with an emphasis on the “Customer Experience”. Every employee is enrolled in the Engineering Management Institute custom training program and is benefiting. My entire staff embraces the curriculum. Anthony is an outstanding speaker and presents information that is both engaging and actionable for all levels. I would highly recommend Anthony and the EMI team."
Andrew D. Palffy, PE
President, dk Engineering