In this episode, I talk to Dr. Andrew Temte, President and Global Head of Corporate Learning at Kaplan, about his forthcoming book Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire, which is about being an effective leader of people through teaching, coaching, mentoring, and inspiring. Andy talks about balance in life, balance at work, and balance between the two. The book, and our conversation, is packed with actionable strategies for improving one’s ability to lead people, which, in my opinion, is the most important skill leaders can cultivate.
We all know bad leadership when we see it. Most likely when you read that last sentence, the image of that bad leader popped into your mind. What might be a bit harder to delineate, is the distinction between good leadership and effective leadership. I think this is an important one for engineer’s interested in achieving their highest potential in this arena of the business.
Good leadership is by far better than bad leadership. [Read more…] about 8 Traits of Exceptional Engineer Leaders
This is a guest blog post by Croft Edwards
Congratulations, you have been such a great engineer that management has decided to make you a leader and give you a team of engineers to lead. Shouldn’t be too difficult to do, after all people are just like engineering problems and in your 4 plus years of engineering school you had many leadership classes. Right! Oh, that’s not the case. You have not had many leadership classes; in fact, in your entire college career of engineering you did not have a single leadership class. What do you do? A great place to start is with a little clarity over what exactly is this thing called leadership and how is it different from management.
We define management as the authority granted to an individual by an organization. The organization you work for gives you authority to do things like hire/fire, manage people and budgets and make decisions in your role as a manager. [Read more…] about Leadership 101- A New Paradigm?