This book offers 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: Skills for Success in the Real World" 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 author's popular leadership seminars, 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. Step by step, you'll learn important skills like: setting priorities, working in a team, being more effective at meetings, speaking in front of a group, negotiating personal or business issues, dealing with stress, and just having more fun in the process!
Filled with insightful, practical advice addressing dozens of 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.
CARL SELINGER is an independent consultant in aviation, transportation planning, and strategic business planning. During his thirty-one-year career at The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Mr. Selinger rose to Manager of Aviation Business Development. He spent twenty-seven years teaching at such respected institutions as The Cooper Union, SUNY Maritime, Pace University, NJIT, and City College of New York. Mr. Selinger is currently an active member of the Airports Council International, Business Information Technologies Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, and the Women's Transportation Seminar, which honored him as its Greater NY Chapter's 1998 Member of the Year.
Chapter 1: Stuff you don't learn in engineering school. Chapter 2: Writing. Chapter 3: Speaking and listening. Chapter 4: Making decisions. Chapter 5: Getting feedback. Chapter 6: Setting priorities. Chapter 7: Being effective at meetings. Chapter 8: Understanding yourself and others. Chapter 9: Working in teams. Chapter 10: Learn to negotiate. Chapter 11: Being more creative. Chapter 12: Ethics in the workplace. Chapter 13: Developing leadership skills. Chapter 14: Adapting to the workplace. Chapter 15: Dealing with stress and having fun. Chapter 16: Taking action and summing up. Appendix 1: Manager's survey on nontechnical skills of young engineers. Appendix 2: Engineers' concerns with the real world and other issues. Appendix 3: List of professional societies.