In this episode, I talk with Jim (a false name used to keep our guest anonymous), a young engineer who had to spend some time in prison soon after he graduated college. We talk about everything he went through while in prison as well as the things he learned and how his experiences have contributed to his success in his career.
In this episode, I talk with award-winning journalist and host of the Peggy Smedley show, Peggy Smedley about cyber-security and hacking and how it affects us as engineers in our work as well as in our personal lives.
Here are some of the key points discussed about hacking and how it puts our engineering systems at risk:
In this episode, I talk with Adam Zach, PE, a project engineer at an environmental engineering firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We talk about the importance of goal setting for engineers and how setting goals has greatly contributed to his success in his career, but even better Adam shares his process in this episode, so you can use it too!
Here are some of the key points discussed about goal setting for engineers:
In this episode, I am going to answer some questions from some of the engineers who participated in our Engineering Management Accelerator Online Workshop. We had so many great questions during this course related to professional development, job promotions, communication, leadership and more, that I decided to share the answers here so that engineers all over the world can benefit from them.
Here is the summary of questions and answers from a recent group coaching call during the Engineering Management Accelerator Online Workshop:
In this episode, I provide coaching and guidance to an engineer who is totally burnt out in his career. By the end of this episode, he is inspired and has a plan to change his career for the better. He then also adds a twist to this episode and starts asking me some career-related questions on the decisions I made in my career.
Here are the key points discussed on recovering from burnout:
In this episode I talk with Dana Caspersen, conflict specialist, speaker and author of the book: Changing the Conversation: the 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution. During the interview, Dana outlines very practical strategies that you can use when dealing with conflict.
Here are the 3 principles that Dana Caspersen discusses in regards to dealing with conflict:
In this episode, I talk with two very successful women from The Mathews Group, Melissa Mathews and Tia Over. We talk about communication strategies that you can implement when a crisis arises whether it’s a project crisis, client crisis or career crisis.
Here are some of the key points discussed in this episode on what engineers should do when a crisis arises:
In this episode, I answer some questions from our listeners and subscribers about building communication skills, improving public speaking, and strategies for overcoming being overqualified for a position you want.
Here is the summary of the questions and answers discussed on how to improve communication skills and deal with being labeled as overqualified:
Opportunities for Engineers and Technical Professionals in the Gig Economy
In this episode, I talk with Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy about opportunities for engineers and technical professionals in the current and future economy. The Gig Economy is a shift in the economy from people working 9 to 5 jobs to people performing freelancing or independent work. This is something that can be very applicable to the engineering world and already is very prevalent.
Here are the key points discussed on opportunities for engineering and technical professionals in the ‘Gig Economy:’
The Power of Passion for your Profession
In this episode, I talk with Jane Sidebottom who is the President/Owner of Applied Marketing Knowledge about the power of passion for your profession. We discuss a framework focused on 7 questions to help you find the work you are passionate about. The questions we discuss are from an article by Robert S. Kaplan’s in the Harvard Business Review: Two Ways to Clarify Your Professional Passions, March 30, 2015
Here are the seven questions discussed in this episode:
- When was a time when you were at your best?
- What were you doing?
- What were the key elements of the environment?
- What was the nature of the impact you were making?
- Did you have a boss or were you self-directed?
- What did you love about it?
- What were the factors that made it enjoyable and helped you shine?