The Culture Engine

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Culture is the engine of any organization. The Culture Engine provides tools in each chapter for making this happen in your organization. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. It is the force behind everything that happens. It empowers behaviors that communicate who we are whether we like it or not. Getting it right is critical.

Frustrated Engineers

Harvard Business

Managing up Organizational culture Decision making Gender Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure AudioDear HBR: answers your questions with the help of CEO and author Richard Sheridan.

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The Culture Engine

Leadership Freak

Personal Philosophy: Chris Edmonds, in his new book “The Culture Engine,” begins his book by taking readers through a… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Culture Organizational Development Leaders build culture by intent or neglect. Culture building begins with who you are.

How To Make The Transition From Engineer To Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Some people think that engineers don’t make the best leaders, though this isn’t necessarily the case. Engineers are known for being detail-oriented, problem-solving, deep level thinking and working alone. Engineers who can do this are in an ideal situation, because.

Does Your Culture Engine Need a Tune-Up?

Next Level Blog

In his new book, The Culture Engine, veteran leadership consultant Chris Edmonds makes the very valid point that many leaders focus far more on what their organizations do than how they actually do it. General Leadership Next Level Podcast audio Chris Edmonds podcast The Culture Engine

What can you do with a software engineering degree?

Strategy Driven

First, let’s talk about software engineering. Here’s what you need to know about the prospects of your software engineering degree. Software and systems engineering. Systems Engineering specializes in the increase and execution of information techniques.

Gender Wage Gap in Engineering Driven by Professional Culture

Women on Business

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Ladies and Gentlemen. Start Your Engines

Kevin Eikenberry

I live in Indianapolis, Indiana – the only town in America that doesn’t have Memorial Day weekend – we have Race Weekend. This doesn’t mean we don’t honor those who gave their lives for our country (in fact, we honor them in more ways than most), it just means that the last weekend in May [.].

Engineering Biology

Harvard Business

Investors Carina Namih and Gigi Levy-Weiss come together with LabGenius founder James Field and science writer Oliver Morton to explore the opportunity of engineering biology to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Technology Health Economics & Society Audio

6 Ways Entry-Level Engineers Can Get an Employer’s Attention

Strategy Driven

You are about to graduate with that coveted engineering degree. If you met an engineer or other tech staff member from that company at a seminar, conference or other event, namedrop that in your letter. Practices for Professionals Talent Management career cover letter engineer engineering Radu Reit resume strategydrivenIt’s the ticket you were told would land you a high-paying position in that big (or rising) tech firm you’ve had your eye on.

Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

Terry Starbucker

The post Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St. “Profit is not an event, it’s a habit. Profit happens through small wins, strung together.” – Mike Michalowicz.

Engineering Biology: The Next Frontier

Harvard Business

Vijay Pande, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, explores new technologies at the intersection of biology, engineering, and innovation. Disruptive innovation Research & development Technology Audio

Maintaining the engine of effective leadership

Aspire-CS

A few years later, the engines start to give up. Your work relationships are the engine of your leadership effectiveness; don’t wait until they start to fall apart to tune them up. . My husband is rough on the trucks he drives for his business. Within months of having a new one, it is banged up from driving on the rough, hilly paths of his tree nursery.

Crash! Smash! Bash! You’re Engine Hash

Leadership Freak

Here’s part of “The Little Blue Engine.” Image source I remember the day we found Shel Silversein’s book for children, “Where the Side Walk Ends.” We were Christmas shopping in downtown Bangor, Maine. We laughed like children. Years later, we’d read all his poems to our one girl and two boys. ” It shocked us. The [.]. Failure Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development

The Referral Engine: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself John Jantsch Portfolio/Penguin Group (2012) First, you must be (or become) worthy of the referrals you seek. wind, water, coal, nuclear fission), the most effective engines throughout human history share common attributes: they are well-designed and conscientiously maintained.

The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business

Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. To build a deeper understanding of these experiences and how women deal with them, we interviewed and surveyed more than 330 engineers in the U.S. (43% Our interviews with male engineers confirm these beliefs.

“Hear the roar of our engines….”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Fireside Chats" "Hear the roar of our engines." Until last Sunday, I thought that the best commercial shown in conjunction with a Super Bowl was Apple’s with its “1984″ them. Leland Russell has praised Clint Eastwood’s two-minute commercial for Chrysler, “It’s Half-time in America,” and I agree with Russell. Here is what he has to say: * * * During Super Bowl 2012, [.].

DISC Frequently Asked Questions | 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.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Rapid-action, agile automation engines have emerged as the only resource for businesses to become fully functional, integrated, robotic enterprises that can adapt with the dynamic economy, consumer demand, internal logistics, business goals, and social landscape.

Engineers vs. Bean-Counters – Who Should Run the Company?

First Friday Book Synopsis

In the long annals of business history, the tension Aboulafia describes — engineer vs. bean counter — occurs again and again. In the long run, companies where the engineers (and designers) win [.]. Like farmer vs. rancher, Roundhead vs. Cavalier, paleface vs. redskin (in the literary sense), yin vs. yang, it’s one of the great divides. Randy's blog entries

Fueling Their 5-Stroke Engine: How to Win Lovers and Influence Co-workers

Engaging Leader

Cars have a four-stroke (or “four-cylinder”) engine, and lawn mowers have a two-stroke engine. But did you know that people have a five-stroke engine? “It I like to think in terms of a five-stroke engine that needs to be fueled, because it’s not just about love.

How to ?Re-engineer? Your Business for Safety

Harvard Business

Apply this ‘90s business principle to your company’s reopening strategy. Managing organizations Strategic thinking Business processes Digital Article

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.

Book Review: The Referral Engine

LDRLB

At first glance, it may seem odd to post a review of The Referral Engine , a marketing book on a leadership website. In one of the more valuable sections, Jantsch explains how referral engine businesses make the “Four C’s” (content, context, connection and community) an integral part of their product or service. However, most of our readers are leadership coaches and consultants.

Deming Podcast with Scott Dalgleish, CEO at Phase IV Engineering

Deming Institute

Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering. Scott first encountered Deming’s ideas while an engineer at Proctor & Gamble in 1986. Phase IV Engineering’s quality policy: We Care. What engineering projects do you have going on at home right now.

Weekly Round-Up: Insights of Successful Employee Engagement, Engineering a Happy Company Culture & Steps for Making Difficult Decisions

leaderCommunicator

This week you’ll see articles on insights to successful employee engagement, engineering a happy company culture and rules of internal communication. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

Being Too Nice Can Hurt You | 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.

11 Signs You Need to Change Your SEO Company

Women on Business

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Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Harvard Business

Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce. For decades, to attract more women to the field, engineering educators have focused on curriculum reform (e.g., Why men and women enter engineering.

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.

Victim or Victor – You Decide | 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.

Just Be Nice | 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.

The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It

Harvard Business

Women engineers have a visibility problem. In 2014 we interviewed 50 women engineers in three leading FTSE 100 organizations in the UK. All three organizations said they were committed to diversity and were attempting to hire, retain, and promote more women engineers.

Are you a Scientist or an Engineer? Things to think about.

Mike Cardus

as a engineer? The engineer sees themselves as a tiny spot of ignorance surrounded by a vast see of knowledge. There are three lines from recent reading and research I’m doing that keep haunting me and have made me explore my frame of thinking and consulting.

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

Harvard Business

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainly? Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images.

Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment), presented at Engineering Education Conference

Deming Institute

Guest post by Mustafa Shraim , ASQ Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Management, Ohio University. The aim of the experiment was to introduce the concept of tampering to engineering students at the undergraduate level.

Weekly Round-Up: 7 In-House Video Ideas for Internal Comms, 6 Ways IC Pros Can Raise Their Game, 10 Tips for Email Comms, Criticism Best Practices, Employee Engagement in Engineering

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board? Research we’ve conducted shows that while most people don’t share Damore’s views, male engineers are more likely to. ” Students are taught engineering purity, Cech found , so their commitment to public welfare declines significantly over the course of their engineering education.

What You Need to Know About SEO, SEM, and PPC

Strategy Driven

This is the reason why search engine optimization, or SEO, has been and still is a dominating force in the world of digital marketing. SEO refers to the practice of optimizing your company’s website for search engines. PPC refers to pay per click advertising via search engines.

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. Laura Schneider for HBR.

What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

Harvard Business

Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. In 2014 we interviewed 34 women engineers in two FTSE 100 firms in the UK. Ten of the engineers were in the early stages of their careers, 19 were mid-career, and five were in late career. PET’s engineering workforce was about 12% women, and TTD’s was about 9%.

How to Make Your SEO Campaign Work: Things You Should Remember

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Strategy Driven

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