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Grow Your Engineering Career Without Working Crazy Hours By Focusing on Impact
Grow Your Engineering Career Without Working Crazy Hours By Focusing on Impact

“Small changes and small steps can create massive impact.” ~ Melissa McCreery So many people (and organizational cultures, sadly) focus way too much on how many hours people are working rather than what sorts of impact and results they deliver. This doesn’t have to be the case. When we change our focus to impact, not […]

These 7 Ideas Will Push You to Get Career Clarity Immediately
These 7 Ideas Will Push You to Get Career Clarity Immediately

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung

What Is Holding You Back in Your Engineering Career?
What Is Holding You Back in Your Engineering Career?

Look inside before you blame outside influences for your career struggles. If there is something holding you back in your career, it’s probably you.

Applied for Dozens of Jobs with No Response? Change Your Approach
Applied for Dozens of Jobs with No Response? Change Your Approach

It’s time to revisit how you are going about your job search and application strategy. Online job boards don’t hire you – people do. Connect with people.

Want to Accelerate Your Engineering Career? Develop Soft Skills
Want to Accelerate Your Engineering Career? Develop Soft Skills

You can’t afford to neglect the value of soft skills in your career growth, even in technology and engineering. Soft skills increase your influence!

Real Leaders Listen at Home – a Personal Story
Real Leaders Listen at Home – a Personal Story

Sometimes we want to separate who we are at home and at work. For many people, the current pandemic crisis has made that nearly impossible as millions of people are now working from home. So certainly we need to set up boundaries and rules so that we can focus and be productive, but I had […]

Real Leaders Listen at Work – a Personal Story
Real Leaders Listen at Work – a Personal Story

This week I am sharing a personal journey that truly is ongoing in how I work to expand and develop my listening skills in work settings. It took a 360 degree survey to help me realize that I was actually terrible at listening and considering others opinions. I thought I had all the right answers […]

Extend Trust to Earn Trust
Extend Trust to Earn Trust

Can you ever write and talk enough about trust? Probably not. It’s power is huge at work, at home, in communities, and more.  No wonder it is one of my Five Factors of Leadership and Team Success. Without trust, things just break down. And truthfully, trust doesn’t just happen. It is built and shaped over […]

How to Tell Your Boss They Need a Leadership Coach
How to Tell Your Boss They Need a Leadership Coach

What if it’s not you that needs to change, it’s the leader you are dealing with? Your boss is toxic, a jerk, or just otherwise unhelpful. Or, maybe they are just average. How do you approach the subject that they need some help, because if they can improve their influence that will have huge benefits […]

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