Here’s a new tool for your box… If you are an engineer or work with engineers, EXPECT Leadership In Engineering is the Leadership Journal for you. It is designed to be most helpful to those actively leading projects or engineering teams in a rapidly changing, highly interconnected company.
Broadly speaking, the business issues discussed could apply to any job title. However, this Journal is written with the engineer’s perspective in mind. The ideas shared will save you from suffering unnecessary business and personal tension.
We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point.“
–Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Westminster Diocese
These were not bad people. Their technical expertise was outstanding. Unfortunately, they aspired (or were thrust into) leadership endeavors without a clue how to navigate the people issues they would encounter. The damage was avoidable.