33 Productivity Routines of
Top Engineering Executives
Most engineering professionals want to go into management, become powerful leaders, and eventually executives or owners in their companies. Well guess what?
After 200 podcast interviews with successful engineers, I can give you the recipe that many of them have used to be successful. In fact, here it is...
My name is Anthony Fasano, P.E. of the Engineering Management Institute previously known as The Engineering Career Coach, and while I'm a licensed engineer, I have spent the last ten years coaching and training engineers on how to become effective managers and leaders, and over that time period it became obvious to me why it is so difficult for many engineers to become effective managers. The reason is, that to do so, you have to do three things:
Firstly, you must identify the skills that you need to become an effective engineering manager, and then identify the ones that you need to work on the most, like communication skills, public speaking, networking, being highly productive, and other leadership skills.
Secondly…once you’ve identified these skills, you’ll need to create a framework of actions that you can take to be able to improve these skills. So, if you want to communicate more effectively, you’ll need some very specific actions that you can easily take to do so. You won’t just improve your skills by hoping or wanting to be better.
Lastly…the third step is to consistently take these actions on a regular basis, I recommend at least three days a week.