In this episode, we talk to Hazim Macky, Vice President of engineering at Coinme, the largest licensed cryptocurrency cash network in the U.S about why one-on-one meetings are so important for both engineers and engineering leaders and how they can benefit your relationship with your team.
This is a guest blog by Pamela A. Scott
However, for many of those engineers, their confidence wanes when it comes to non-technical knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Does the idea of public speaking give you the shakes? Do you dread having to go to network events, even virtual ones? How much do you enjoy managing people, especially the difficult ones? Are you excited about business development and finding new work?
If you aren’t as confident about those skills as you are about technical knowledge and skills, read on. Here are two steps you can take to conquer your fears and become a better you.
This is a guest blog by Jeff Perry
“Treat mistakes as learning, not failure” ~ Dan Sullivan
“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast” ~ Tom Peters
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
These quotes, and others like them, seem to be preached more and more, all of the time. Viewing failure in this way is actually quite important; it allows us to move through uncertainty, even though that uncertainty can be a source of great fear. But believing in the principle doesn’t mean it’s automatically easy to actually do it. So how do we deal with fear, move through uncertainty, and take action anyway? Here are four ideas:
Let’s take a walk together. In this episode, I am going to give you seven steps that you could use to get super focused on your career growth including where you want to go in your career. I will also explain to you how to track your progress in your engineering career. (The recording of this episode was taken during my daily lunchtime walk.)
This is a guest blog post by Skye J. Coleman, PE
A few years back I had a decent life, I was working at a good company with great pay and a lot of responsibility. But I’d been doing the same job, more or less, for several years and it was starting to get a bit boring.
Alright, so maybe not that bad, but I wasn’t getting a lot done.
The truth was I kind of felt slighted, I was doing 90% of the electrical engineering for the firm and didn’t have a title to match my job duties. Instead of figuring out how to make the job better and position myself for the raise I thought I deserved, I tried hijacking a negotiation. It failed miserably, but it got me focused.
When I came to my next firm, I was determined to ensure that I wouldn’t ever be in that position again, but I had no idea how to get the help I needed. [Read more…] about Three Methods to Stop Stagnation and Accomplish your Engineering Career Goals