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From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition

By (author): B. Michael Aucoin
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781580530040

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If you are looking for a lively, down-to-earth experience in the journey to innovative engineering management, this is definitely the book for you. The author's 20-plus year perspective indicates that, while most engineers will spend the majority of their careers as managers, most are dissatisfied with the transition. Much of this frustration is the result of lack of preparation and training. This book gives you a solid grounding in the critical attitudes and principles needed for success. The book teaches you how to internalize the attitudes and master the associated skills needed to excel in, and be satisfied with your transition to management. Learn how to communicate more effectively and improve relationships with your colleagues. Realize an improved use of your time, resulting primarily from learning and practicing a number of soft skills which flow from developing the necessary attitudes for management. Use your newly acquired skills to solve immediate problems. Then, apply the six fundamental principles in your on-going work with engineering teams, and management.
Beginning the Journey. Principle 1: Mastering Relationships - Business is about People. Why Do People Make Things So Difficult? The Paradox of Control. Everything Depends on the Customer. Leading with Confidence. Conflict is Inevitable: Get Over It. The Joy of Politics. ; Principle 2: Seeing the Big Picture - Now You 're in Business. What Should We Be Doing? Putting the Pieces Together. Embracing Opportunities. ; Principle 3: Getting Things Done - From Chaos to Order: The Project. Hitting from the Rough: When Things Go Wrong.; Principle 4: Communicating Effectively - The Information Clearinghouse (You). Make Your Point Effectively; Principle 5: Using Assets Wisely - The Balancing Act: Managing Tradeoffs. Time is on Your Side. Money and Resources. Mobilizing the Troops. Charity Begins at Home.; Principle 6: Taking It to the Next Level - It 's Only Natural: Faster, Better, Cheaper. High Octane Teams: Can You Stand the Fun? Tending the Garden: Growing as a Manager.;
  • B. Michael Aucoin B. Michael Aucoin is president of Electrical Expert, Inc. He received his D. Engineering in engineering management, and his M. Engineering in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University. His B.S. in engineering science was earned and conferred by the University of New Orleans.
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