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Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School

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Overview

An engineer's road map to professional and personal success.

Congratulations! You're an engineer, and now you're ready to take the corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in your career, you'll need more than just great technical skills. You'll need to be able to promote your ideas, share them with others, and work with a wide variety of people. Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School is designed to give engineers entering the corporate world the soft skills they'll need to succeed -- in business, and in life. Based on the instructor’s popular leadership seminars and book, this easy-to-digest guide to success will help even the most inhibited engineer to comfortably deal with the difficult people, processes, and meetings of today's competitive business world.

Filled with insightful, practical advice addressing vital skill areas and helpful tips you can apply immediately to any situation, Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School will help you take charge of your career and achieve the success for which you've worked so hard.

Syllabus

Module 1: The Essential Skills

  • Important basic skills
  • Decision-making
  • Setting priorities
  • Managing time
  • Getting feedback
  • Acquaint engineers with real-world issues
  • Help build strengths, target weak areas
  • Be more effective and happier in work and life

Module 2: Communicating Effectively

  • Speaking effectively
  • Writing better
  • Listening well
  • Dealing with stress & having fun

Module 3: People Skills

  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Motivating people
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Leadership skills
  • Action planning

Module 4: Management Skills

  • Meetings – Setting them up and running them
  • Working in teams
  • Being more creative
  • Negotiating
  • Managing and leadership

Taught by

Carl S. Selinger

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