From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition offers clear and understandable fundamentals for transitioning from engineer to leadership in management—no seven steps to utopia, but guidelines that clearly define the requirements. The author, B. Michael Aucoin, with his experience from practice and research is uniquely qualified—he provides you with what it takes to make a successful transition to leadership in management. Read it, study it, and as you grow in leadership responsibility, use it as a reference.
From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition is essential reading for every engineer moving into a leadership role. Michael Aucoin prepares engineers for the realities of organizational life and the challenges they present. From Engineer to Manager fills the gaps in training and education that cause engineers to stumble when making the transition.
From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition provides an adaptive perspective in the transition of any edtech professional into a managerial experience. The book provides sequential pathways to identify the key traits and strengths of professionals in the engineering industry; it also aligns theory combined with the foundation of experience to understand how to work with and manage while understanding personalities to perceptions. Careful thought was given to how learning traits can be achieved and the impact to others with career growth in mind. The five principles provide an overview to gain an understanding of the study of individual concerns, applicable steps for team building and leadership traits for success. By identifying the key takeaways with each chapter, the reader has a depth and understanding of the focus but also a bookmark to revisit areas that are important to them.
This book is a wonderful guide towards moving forward in a career and expanding both the humanistic side with the technological expertise to create powerful teams and individual leaders. The stories provide impact, familiar, and create an understanding of the issue while supporting best practices. I would recommend this book both as a teaching aid and a manual for success!
A delightful yet practical walk-through on what would a road trip from an enginner mindset to a manager's inevitably encounters and what mindset is needed to navigate the unknown and unexpected.