This is a guest blog by Patrick Sweet, P.Eng., MBA, PMP, CSEP
Of all the lessons that I’ve learned over the course of my career, one stands out as possibly the most important and impactful:
The successful manager manages performance, not the person.
An engineering manager is responsible for the performance of the team. Projects still need to be completed on time and on budget. Work outputs need to be high quality. This is where management of performance comes in. A successful engineering manager must take great care to establish clear performance expectations so that the team understands what is expected of them and how their work will be evaluated.
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