Each of the 52 quick essays offers an idea or principle for engineers to improve their managing and leading skills
Managing and Leading: 52 Lessons Learned for Engineers is a useful resource for engineers, offering a wealth of ideas on ways to more effectively approach the non-technical or “soft-side” aspects of working with colleagues, clients, customers, the public, and other stakeholders. Author Stuart Welsh reflects upon 40 years of engineering and management experience to provide readers with often humorous style “lessons learned” that will serve to advance management and leadership skills.
The book is comprised of 52 quick essays; each one offers an idea or principle for engineers to improve their managing and leading skills, and is followed by pragmatic suggestions for ways to immediately apply and test the ideas using application tools such as action items, guidelines, do’s and don’ts, checklists, forms, and resources materials such as articles, papers, and books. The essays cover such widespread topics as managing and leading, goal formulation and achievement, improving personal and organizational productivity, courage, asking and listening, presenting papers, coaching, power of the subconscious mind, meetings, delegation, teamwork, project management, marketing, style, and effecting change. In addition, this invaluable resource also contains references to over 60 e-newsletters and Web sites. 272 pp.