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What I Wish I Knew About Earlier in My Engineering Career
What I Wish I Knew About Earlier in My Engineering Career

“Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.” – Henry Ford All of us have our genius zones. The idea of a genius zone is that you have a special combination of skills or attributes that, when utilized, allows you to do your absolute best work. In your genius […]

How to Uncover Blindspots in Your Personal Development
How to Uncover Blindspots in Your Personal Development

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions” – Ken Blanchard First of all, happy #StarWarsDay. May the Fourth be with you 🙂 Think for a moment – Are you able to identify your own blind spots during your leadership and personal development? Probably not – that’s why they are blind spots, right? Don’t worry too much […]

Can Failure as a Leader Turn Into Success?
Can Failure as a Leader Turn Into Success?

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes In your journey as a leader, failure is crucial to your success. That may be hard to wrap your head around, but stay with me. Part of your progress will come from learning and growing as you apply the lessons that come from your […]

Successfully Transitioning from Engineer to Engineering Leader
Successfully Transitioning from Engineer to Engineering Leader

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” – Robin S. Sharma In the course of your career as an engineer, you may have desires to transition from being an individual contributor on a team to leading a team. This can be a challenge as you will face […]

Get More Job Interviews by Changing How You Network
Get More Job Interviews by Changing How You Network

“Slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects.” – Greg Mortenson If you are trying to find a new career opportunity, sometimes getting job interviews can be a difficult task, let alone landing the job. There are times that you will receive no answer from your applications, delayed responses, or even quick […]

Can You Create the “One Resume to Rule Them All?”
Can You Create the “One Resume to Rule Them All?”

“You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin In the classic story of the Lord of the Rings, there are many rings of power in the mythical world, but One Ring stands alone. “One Ring to Rule Them All.”  If you’ve been in the midst of a career transition, perhaps you […]

Is Fear Always a Negative Emotion?
Is Fear Always a Negative Emotion?

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” – W. Clement Stone Part of your nature as a human is to feel fear. Initially, you may think of fear as something that is always negative in your life. While fear can drive us towards negative actions sometimes, it can also lead us to take important […]

The Gravitational Pull of Social Proximity – Choose Your Influences
The Gravitational Pull of Social Proximity – Choose Your Influences

“Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation.” – Stephen Covey You are influenced by the people and messages you choose to spend time with. Who you work with, who you spend social time with, and what […]

Key Considerations Before Becoming an Engineering Manager
Key Considerations Before Becoming an Engineering Manager

“Management means the development of people, not the direction of things.” – Bob Proctor Many of the engineers I have interacted with have expressed that one major goal in their careers is to transition from enhancing their own technical expertise to managing and developing people. This is a noble career path option. As a manager, […]

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