Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

The biggest problems faced by the engineers and technology leaders are not about technology at all. People are the issue. And most technology workers (should I just say most people) are not prepared to deal with the challenges people bring. My mom – who worked for J.C. Penney for years – has often said that […]

Do You Want to Be a Leader?

Do you want to be a leader? Almost everyone who starts in our Master in Engineering Management program wants a position in leadership. They are usually seeking leadership in their current company, but many are looking to other companies. Most are eyeing an entrepreneurial venture as the ultimate leadership gig. Yes, everyone is looking to go […]

Do You Really want leadership

Soft Skills are Key To Move from Engineer or Tech Expert to Leader

When I started to work after engineering school, I was confused. Why did my high-end technical skills not seem as important as all the other things? Why did the people making the decisions seem either low on tech skills or like they had moved past them? All that time in engineering classes learning complex systems and […]

Soft Skills Prevail