In this episode, I talk with Daniel Priestley, co-founder of Dent and author of the book “Key Person of Influence. Daniel provides us with a 5-step formula that you can use to become a key person of influence in your industry.
In this episode, I talk with Andrew Hoover of UW Continuum College about how to evaluate which professional certificates can boost your career. Andrew has a lot of experience in education, especially learning and gives some very insightful advice which can help you identify the credentials that can boost your engineering career.
Here are some of the key points discussed in this episode in regard to professional certificates:
In this episode, I talk with Josh Haynam, co-founder of Interact, which is a quiz marketing tool used by more than 40,000 companies around the world. We talk about the benefits of building accountability into your engineering career. Josh gives an excellent analogy that he uses in terms of how a coach can help you to advance in your career and life.
Here are some of the key points discussed on building accountability into your Engineering Career:
In this episode, I talk to about the difference between big picture thinking versus a detailed orientated mindset and how to benefit from both in your engineering career. I will detail the benefits of each of these thinking patterns and provide strategies for utilizing both effectively as a technical professional.
Here are some of the key points discussed in this episode:
- As an engineering professional, you’ll be faced with a wide variety of problems and challenges that will require you to think big and come up with solutions.
- Engineers who value both big picture and detail-oriented thinking will have a greater opportunity to be successful in their careers.
- Big picture thinking is when you look at the whole picture and all of the effects that the situation has on everything around it. Most big-picture thinkers do not get bogged down in the details of executing their plans.
Characteristics of Big Picture Thinking
In this episode, I talk with David Kowal, founder, and president of Kowal Communications about improving one’s technical writing skills. David gives five very specific strategies that you can start using immediately to make you a more effective writer and overall communicator as a technical professional.
Here are the key points discussed on improving your technical writing skills:
- We have more ways to communicate than ever before, yet technology has made communication impersonal and often ambiguous.
- We need to focus more on how we communicate, and writing is a big part of that.
- Most communication today is written. By improving your writing skills, you can improve how you communicate through emails, text messages, social media posts, blog posts, reports, memos, articles, white papers, letters, and presentations.
- Improving your technical writing skills can help you manage projects more efficiently, generate more dynamic engineering reports, sell more effectively, be more productive, stand out and advance your career.
Here are five strategies you can use to improve your technical writing skills:
Personal Accountability Starts with the Question Behind the Question
In this episode, I talk with John G. Miller about Personal Accountability and his bestselling book entitled QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life. Miller has spent many years speaking to thousands of professionals on how they can become more accountable in their careers and lives.
Here are the key points discussed on Personal Accountability:
Making Engineering Mistakes and Learning from them
In this episode, I talk Stuart G. Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, D.WRE about making engineering mistakes and learning from them as an engineering professional. Actually, we talk about mistakes in general, but then discuss how the consequences of making engineering mistakes can be much larger than others, and how to deal with this in our day-to-day approach as engineers.
Here are the key points discussed on making engineering mistakes and learning from them:
In this episode, I talk to Fernando Ceballos, a Civil Engineer, as part of our what I have been calling our Game Changing Career Moves series and we will be talking about taking ownership of your professional development through community involvement.
Here are the key points discussed on Professional Development:
In this episode, I talk to Ian Balina, a serial entrepreneur and former freelancer about how he became a sales engineer and how you can brand yourself as an expert.