A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

EnLeadership

I’m talking about areas of formal or informal education like science, medicine, manufacturing, engineering, business and others during which process they probably did NOT learn much about bringing out the best in people!

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Guest Post: Market Sensing is not Crop Dusting

Lead on Purpose

Imagine flying a single engine plane at extremely low altitudes, maneuvering into position, as you dive over treetops, houses and power lines dropping a fine mist about 30 feet from the ground at precisely the right time and then, throttling yourself to safety avoiding the same obstacles and more.

Three steps to the next big opportunity

Lead on Purpose

— The Product Management Perspective: The ideas for this post came from a question posed to me about how an engineer can become a product manager.

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Value comes from work

Lead on Purpose

Teenagers and cars: When parents buy their teenager a brand new car for his 16th birthday, he’s no doubt happy to have the car, but too often doesn’t take good care of it and crashes it or burns up the engine (or does something else to ruin it).

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Time Management Systems

Survive Your Promotion

So next time your boss drops in and asks you to create an ROI analysis for a tool you want to buy, don’t spend hours sweating over excel – head over to your favorite search engine and see if someone has already done your work for you. Survive Your Promotion!

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Road Rage, Interpretations, and Workplace Conflict

The Recovering Engineer

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Launching a new product

Lead on Purpose

Their newest online certificate, A Systems Approach to Product and Service Design is authored by Professor Peter Jackson, Director of Systems Engineering at Cornell University. The deadline for all entries is August 15 th , 2009.

How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, November 24, 2009 How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior Recently we had a strong storm pass through southeast Virginia. I kept my foot off the accelerator and just glided along to avoid splashing water on the engine. I was a little concerned about the road to my house while I was driving home from work. You see, that road has a low spot; and a rainstorm can cause flooding during high tide.

DISC Frequently Asked Questions | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

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WOMEN: Time-Tested Leadership Advice

Women in the LEAD

Harvard Business Review celebrates his contributions in their November 2009 edition: The Drucker Centennial : What Would Peter Do? RE-ENGINEERING MISTAKES. Let's take it back and re-engineer it."

How Much Margin Do You Have? | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

To explain what I mean, I’ll lean on my background as an engineer. In my engineering design classes, I learned about the concept of design or safety margin — a factor built into design calculations to allow for minor errors, miscalculations, under estimations, and other variables that are difficult to accurately determine. Safe engineering design always considers, allows for, and builds in some margin for safety. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience.

In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

13 Responses to In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs Chuck Musciano June 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm Engaging and learning from “different&# people is always a challenge. Our brains are difference engines, trained to find and deal with patterns and their disruption.

Being Too Nice Can Hurt You | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

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In Honor of Krystal | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and he served as a Nuclear Engineering officer in the U.S. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience. Featured Video The Recovering Engineer YouTube Channel From Bud to Boss Connect With Me Subscription Options Email updates. Tags: life lessons , loss , Reflections Guy Harris describes himself as a recovering engineer.

Just Be Nice | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

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Victim or Victor – You Decide | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

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Managing Change: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chartered Management Institute

You walk into their department, spot all the problems, re-engineer their processes and put controls in place, surely all these are good things? You are part of a process improvement team and change is what you do. Change is good, change is the only way forward, change is the God you worship and the Master you serve so well. So, it comes as a great surprise when people do not seem to appreciate what you are trying to do!

Ricky’s Champion Project

Steve Farber

He called it the engine that leads to great “extreme&# or “radical&# leadership. Over on the Greater Than Yourself website, we’re giving folks the opportunity to share their GTY experiences with the rest of us. This morning we received our first submission (which is pretty good considering the book’s been out for less than a week, and the real promotional push won’t happen until the end of the month).

This Is 'Out Of The Box' Thinking.

Rich Gee Group

Apple engineer rebuilds an ancient Greek mechanism — the oldest known computer – known as The Antikythera Mechanism.

Bell Labs Designing a New Phone System Using Idealized Design

Curious Cat

Ackoff: 1919 -2009 – Dr. Russell Ackoff Webcast on Systems Thinking – Designing a New Organization (2005). Innovation Management Process improvement Systems thinking Ackoff case study engineering webcast

Credit comes later

Lead on Purpose

Innovative engineers are recognized for their inventions.

They seemed so normal in the interview…

Survive Your Promotion

We finally terminated him but not before he annoyed some major clients, frustrated his fellow engineers, and absorbed countless hours of management time in coaching and attempts to resolve his performance issues. Survive Your Promotion!

The Zen of Trash: 10 Life Lessons From Collecting Garbage

Terry Starbucker

Sanitation Engineer, more affectionately known as a “Garbage Man”. I wrote a number of posts between 2006 and 2009 for a blog that is no longer active called Joyful Jubilant Learning , led by Rosa Say.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

Back then, the vast majority of Akamai’s 100 engineering staff had been recruited directly from MIT and other top universities. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. a start-up that was acquired by Intel in 2009.

10 Ways to Get More Video Views | StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

Everspark Interactive (ESI) is a full-service, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Agency specialized in getting their clients’ websites to rank in the top position on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Everspark Interactive was founded in June 2009 by internationally-known Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert, Jason Hennessey and 20-year marketing veteran, Chris Watson.

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

Engineering, design, materials, and service just got better. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Mini Saga #28 – Competition | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

He aggressively re-engineered the startup’s product to match the competitor’s offering. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

Three practices of successful product managers

Lead on Purpose

Provide clear direction: One of the key directives for products managers is to provide clear direction to the engineering/development teams. A key to giving clear direction is for product managers to project their confidence and full support to the work engineering is doing.

I just remembered you… | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Uncategorized I just remembered you… RSS Feed I just remembered you… By Rajesh Setty on Sat 09 Aug 2008, 11:17 PM - View Comments Since last week, I have been receiving requests about the new search engine Scour. It is the next gen search engine with Google/Yahoo/MSN results and user comments all on one page. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Here are the key roles that are crucial to your success as a product manager, and why they are important: Engineering/QA: The relationship with the engineering/development team is paramount for product managers.

Book Review: It's Not Just Who You Know

Lead on Purpose

Product managers rely heavily on other people — engineers, sales people, support, etc.

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Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision? Five Keys to.

Kevin Eikenberry

Engineer Blogs January 31, 2011 at 10:54 am { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Duncan Brodie January 25, 2011 at 3:07 am Hi Kevin Excellent blog post.

Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Also, a common response is to confuse a sales engine, fulfillment process, operational process, technology platform, or any number of other areas as business models, where this is not the case.

Connecting With People

The Recovering Engineer

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13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Sully

Joseph Lalonde

O n January 15th, 2009, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had a choice to make. Engineers aren’t pilots. The NTSB investigation panel heard from engineers who said Sully could have landed the plane at LaGuardia. We want to engineer exactly what’s going to happen.

The Carrot Principle - Book Recommendation | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Related posts: Two Great Learning Opportunities for Aspiring Leaders Tags: book recommendations , employee performance , recognition Guy Harris describes himself as a recovering engineer. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and he served as a Nuclear Engineering officer in the U.S.

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The very good reason you need to deal with the underperformer

ReImagine Work

“But if we just give her a chance…” In his article, “The Seduction of Potential,” (HR Magazine May 2009) Keith Rosen talks about talks about why we are seduced by underperformers. Orig: June 30, 2009.

Problems with leadership development processes…

EnLeadership

The “engineer&# in me has just realized that it is what works!

How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

When Google started they had the greatest focus, the simplest vision, and the least cluttered search engine.

Using the DISC Model: How to Create Stress for Other People | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

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Communication Tips: Connecting With Outgoing, Task-Oriented People.

The Recovering Engineer

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No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

Harvard Business Review

A lot of people are worried about the career choices of today’s most talented science and engineering students. That’s 25% more grads than went into computer and information technology, the most popular industry in the science and engineering category.

Three Actions You Can Take to De-escalate Conflicts | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

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