Technical experts transitioning to leadership often struggle with the emotional side of the job. You’ve gone from being required to justify all of your decisions with logic, to now being asked to use high amounts of emotional intelligence to care for your team. One place that you can get stuck is where to start withContinue reading “How Technical Experts Can Display More Empathy”
I recently contributed a guest blog post to the Engineering Management Institute. You can read the full post here.
I can always tell the difference between experienced and new leaders. Do you want to know how I can tell? One slacks off a lot. On purpose. Experienced leaders understand this concept: 🌟“Do A work for A priority objectives, but do B work for B priority items.” Robert Pozen, Senior lecturer at MIT Let meContinue reading “The #1 Thing New Leaders Must Change Immediately”
“Go play video games!” That was my parting advice in a recent coaching session with a tech entrepreneur. We’d spent the time talking about items on his technology roadmap, how client discovery discussions were going, and prep for an upcoming meeting with a potential client. Then, our conversation shifted to stress. He asked for someContinue reading “Are You Having Fun Yet?”
🌟The Hotwash Habit. A “hotwash” ( or after action review) is a reflection exercise that you do immediately after an activity. It comes from the military and is now used in the crisis management community. Rockstar scientists and engineers adopt it as a personal habit, and you should too. Here’s how it works: 🎯After aContinue reading “What Rockstar Scientists and Engineers Do Differently!”
When introverts like us think about bragging, we immediately conjure up certain individuals in our organization. You know who I mean, the one who when you ask how they’re doing they say, “ Oh well the Chief Operating Officer stopped by my desk to get my input on their major project and over the weekendContinue reading “What Introverts Don’t Get About Bragging!”
Just a reminder…