Q: How can I become an Effective Engineering Leader?
Welcome to Episode #24 of Engineering Career TV. In this episode, I discuss the book titled Real Power: Business Lessons From the Tao Te Ching and give you some advice on how you can become an effective engineering leader.
I will spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
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Let’s jump into today’s episode, a book review of the book entitled Real Power: Business Lessons From the Tao Te Ching, which is the fourth in a series of book reviews where I am discussing books that can help to provide more stress-free productivity:
- Quote from the book: “She knows that her job is to bring people together in the workplace and, through training as well as through personal encouragement, to assure that they understand how their individual jobs connect with the greater purpose of the business. Once that’s done, she trusts that committed people working together in a community of effort will produce more than she could ever have prescribed through a formal strategic planning process. This is the basis for real power,”
- As a leader, you need to be comfortable and understand that you’re not the person that’s doing everything.
- If you try to get too much in the way, it’s not going to happen, then nobody’s going to succeed.
Resources mentioned in today’s Engineering Career TV:
|80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less
|Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More
|The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch Book Review – Engineering Career TV Ep. 7
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Book Review – Engineering Career TV Ep. 12
How to Remain Low Stressed and Highly Productive in your Engineering Career – Engineering Career TV Ep. 18
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I hope you found this episode of Engineering Career TV helpful.
What questions do you have about becoming an effective engineering leader?
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success