19 episodes

The Engineering and Leadership Podcast is all about leadership, management, business and productivity in an engineering context. It’s like an audio business school for engineers. The goal is to help you learn about the softer side of engineering and to build your business accumen, but more importantly, to help you go out and apply what you learn. My mission with the show is to help you become a stronger engineer, a stronger leader, go from good to great, and get things done. If you’re an engineer who wants to step things up in your career, make a move into leadership role, or want to improve your business and management skills, this is absolutely the place for you.

Engineering and Leadership Podcast Pat Sweet, P.Eng, MBA, CSEP, PMP

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

The Engineering and Leadership Podcast is all about leadership, management, business and productivity in an engineering context. It’s like an audio business school for engineers. The goal is to help you learn about the softer side of engineering and to build your business accumen, but more importantly, to help you go out and apply what you learn. My mission with the show is to help you become a stronger engineer, a stronger leader, go from good to great, and get things done. If you’re an engineer who wants to step things up in your career, make a move into leadership role, or want to improve your business and management skills, this is absolutely the place for you.

    EL019 - How to future-proof your engineering career

    EL019 - How to future-proof your engineering career

    In this week’s episode, I share three strategies for future-proofing your career so that you can move forward with confidence, even in a pandemic.



    You’ll hear advice on gaining career clarity, beating impostor syndrome, and establishing yourself as a leader, along with my co-host Jeff Perry. 



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode19

    • 44 min
    EL018 – One Engineer’s Mission to Make 1 Billion People Happier

    EL018 – One Engineer’s Mission to Make 1 Billion People Happier

    In this week’s episode, I Interview Steve Foran, a progressional engineer whose career took a major turn nearly 15 years ago, when he launched a company to help make people happier through gratitude.



    Steve’s mission is simple, yet incredibly daunting: Make 1 Billion Happier People.



    I ask Steve about the importance of his mission, how gratitude helps leaders, and what engineering managers can do today to start practicing gratitude each and every day.

    • 44 min
    The CIA's Guide to Making Engineers Miserable

    The CIA's Guide to Making Engineers Miserable

    In this episode, I explore a WWII-era guide to "Simple Sabotage" published by the CIA's predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services. It explains how disgruntled citizens of foreign nations can do little things to be disruptive and cause trouble.



    As it so happens, the section on disrupting the way organizations work reads like a modern organization's playbook. Without realizing it, the modern workplace looks almost designed to disrupt the normal operations of a business.



    I focus on five of the most common sabotaging behaviours that I see in the workplace today and offer ideas on how to avoid them.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode17.

    • 24 min
    How to give useful feedback without it being awkward for everybody

    How to give useful feedback without it being awkward for everybody

    In this episode, I interview Pam Scott, Founder of MentorLoft.com, about feedback. We discuss common problems that she sees in her coaching practice and gives practical guidance on how to address those problems.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode16.

    • 28 min
    EL015 - The Art of Prioritization

    EL015 - The Art of Prioritization

    In this episode, I give a sneak peak into my engineering productivity course and give away five of my best tips to help engineers prioritize their work.



    If you'd like to learn more, see the show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode15.

    • 21 min
    Leadership, Writing, And Side Projects With Engineer And Author Matthew G. Dick

    Leadership, Writing, And Side Projects With Engineer And Author Matthew G. Dick

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Matthew G. Dick, author of SEED: A Hard Science Fiction Novel about Survival, Colonization, and Leadership. Matthew is an engineering manager who recently completed his first novel. He shares his experience writing the book, how he balanced work with a major side project, and how he has developed his own leadership skills through the experience.



    See the show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode14 for more information.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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6 Ratings

d6wong ,

Great to see a podcast like this!!

This is a one of a kind podcast. Looking forward to more episodes.

Constantine 89 ,

Very interesting and useful podcast for any engineer!

I love this podcast! I’m an electrical engineer and on my way to finish my PhD and I really appreciate all the advice given in this show.

I’m just wondering why this podcast stopped in 2017 all of a sudden...

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