In episode 119 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I visit with John M. Keller PE, PMP, who serves as the Executive Director of The New Jersey Turnpike Authority. We talk about the differences between working in the public sector versus private sector and John provides some very specific examples, which may help you if you are deciding between these two career paths.
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So, you have an awesome idea for a new technology for product development. This is the one. It’s going to make you a millionaire. Or so you think. The problem is, 90 percent of new startups fail, and a lack of collaboration is one of the reasons why.
Sure, you want to take the credit and take action and start developing your new product as quickly as possible, however, you can’t do everything yourself. Instead, you need a team of experienced engineers, managers, and stakeholders to help you along the way. And, you’ll need to provide them with leadership, accountability, and coaching. Here’s why: [Read more…] about Tips to Engineer Your Leadership and Coaching Skills for Better Product Development
In this episode, I will be speaking to Jakob Heuser, an engineering leader, writer, speaker and entrepreneur about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective.
For this episode we will have a guest co-host named Carolette Wright. Carolette is a mechanical engineer and she has been an avid listener of our show who has volunteered to help with this episode and some of the other content we produce in hopes of inspiring engineers.
Here are some of the key points discussed about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective:
In episode 105 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I speak with Lindsay O’Leary, PE, LEED AP about her career path from a civil engineer to now working full-time as the Executive Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas Section where she is helping civil engineers to achieve success on a daily basis.
Here are some of the questions I ask Lindsay about how she went from being a civil engineer to helping civil engineers on a daily basis:
- How did you go from being a civil engineer to Executive Director for the ASCE Texas Section?
- Do you think you would be able to do this job successfully if you weren’t a civil engineer?
- What are some of the challenges the organization is facing that you have to deal with?
- What were you dealing during the Hurricane Harvey disaster?
Here are some key points discussed in this episode:
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 talk with Jen Bunk, architect of the People Stack® – the network of people, places and things that help tech managers build better teams. Jen provides strategies that tech managers can use for building effective teams. Jen also talks about how, in order to be an effective leader, you must commit to leadership and also consider seeking coaching and guidance in your own career.
Here are some of the key points discussed on building effective teams within an organization:
In this episode, I talk with Chris Goede from the John Maxwell Company about leadership. Chris explains the 5 Levels of Leadership model and gives some great strategies for becoming a very powerful engineering leader.
Here are some of the key points discussed on becoming a powerful engineering leader.
Learning to Lead through Leadership Flow
In this episode, I talk with seasoned leadership expert, an author on General Leadership and an extremely accomplished leader and leadership coach, Croft Edwards about his new book called: LeadershipFlow | Perfectly Square; A Story About Learning to Lead and Transforming a Company. Our conversation focuses on how you can learn to lead by using Leadership Flow in both your career and life.
Here are the key points discussed on learning to lead through Leadership Flow:
Sync to Swim: Project Leadership for Engineers and Project Management
In this episode, I talk with Colonel Mickey Addison, USAF (ret), MSCE, PMP about a project leadership model known as Sync to Swim. As an Air Force officer, Mickey has handled national portfolios totaling billions of dollars, and he is passionate about leadership. We will also talk about his books, Leading Leaders and The Five Be’s.
Here are the key points discussed on Project Leadership for Engineers:
Q: How can I become an Effective Engineering Leader?
Welcome to Episode #24 of Engineering Career TV. In this episode, I discuss the book titled Real Power: Business Lessons From the Tao Te Ching and give you some advice on how you can become an effective engineering leader.
I will spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
You can submit questions for the show by clicking here.
Let’s jump into today’s episode, a book review of the book entitled Real Power: Business Lessons From the Tao Te Ching, which is the fourth in a series of book reviews where I am discussing books that can help to provide more stress-free productivity:
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