In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give an engineer some strategies for dealing with a difficult boss and some tips to help him delegate more and free up some more time.
Having a supervisor who is focused on the business side of things while neglecting the engineering side of things can be a very stressful situation. It must be addressed before it comes back to hurt the company. We will help a younger engineer tackle this problem in this session.
“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” – Andrew Carnegie
Our guest for Session 6 is Jim from Florida, a 28-year-old structural engineer who works for a small engineering company in the manufacturing field.
Listen to this session and learn:
- How to deal with an entrepreneurial boss who focuses less on the engineering and more on the business side, leaving the engineering up to you.
- How to have a difficult conversation with your boss.
- Ways to cover yourself if your boss is putting you in a vulnerable situation.
- How to have effective team meetings to improve the communication efforts between your team members.
- Ways to use digital tools or task-tracking systems to get a good overview of your team.
- How to use checklists to improve the quality of the work that your team produces.
- Strategies to use to only have to give directions for a task once.
- How to see the light at the end of the tunnel in your engineering career.
- How to realize a goal in your engineering career.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success