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Should You Really Be A Manager?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Employees rely upon the knowledge and leadership direction given them by their superiors.  This is not a new or novel concept, however in looking at many of the managers out there where I’ve worked, the fact is that many of those managers are not capable of the job […]

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How To Get Your Ideas Heard

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In my prior post, I discuss some reasons and guidance on what to do if no lower level employees’ ideas get heard.  Not always is it a systemic issue, however, and I would argue that more often than not, it’s YOUR ideas that don’t get heard. Related Posts:Project […]

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Be The Most Prepared At Design Meetings

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Related Posts:How To Get Your Ideas HeardTreat Great Engineers Like GoldProject Managers Don’t Listen To Anyone’s IdeasOverzealous Project Managers: Problems and Solutions5 Ways To Put Assholes In Their Place

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Treat Great Engineers Like Gold

So now to the final discussion in my series.  About Great engineers!  I have been pondering this one, because, for some reason it’s the hardest to provide valuable information about.  Great engineers/employees in general are hard-working, deadline-meeting, project-churning machines that bring value to your organization consistently with a smile on their faces.  What could be wrong […]

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5 Tips for Managing Shy People

Update: If YOU are a shy individual and want to get more outgoing, check out this post from Upgrade Reality. Now that I’ve described the main types of engineers, I’m going to gear some advice in how to work with them.  First on the chopping block is those shy and quiet engineers who don’t need, or even […]

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