27 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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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.

    EL027 – How to change the world through a mission-driven team

    EL027 – How to change the world through a mission-driven team

    One of the hallmarks of a great leader is the ability to draw people together in the name of something greater than themselves. They establish bold missions for their teams and paint a vivid picture of what a better future could look like if they were to succeed.



    For Vivian Shen, CEO and co-founder of Juni Learning, that mission is to provide kids with world-class computer science, math and english eduction no matter where they live. That mission has carried Juni to incredible heights in the past few years, leading to remarkable growth and substantial investments from well-known investors.



    In today's episode, Vivian and I discuss the importance of mission in leading a team, why she decided to move on from her "dream job" at McKinsey, how she's successfully building a remote technical team, and what the future holds for Juni.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode27



    Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/leadership101

    EL026 – Learning, Teaching, and the Pursuit of Engineering Management Excellence

    EL026 – Learning, Teaching, and the Pursuit of Engineering Management Excellence

    Many of us think of our lives in  as though they move between discrete phases. First we get educated, then we work, then we enjoy life in retirement. My guest in today's show turns that notion on its head by combining work, education, and a zest for life all at the same time.



    Dr. Lucas Marino is a principal life cycle engineer for the COLUMBIA submarine program,  engineering manager, educator,  small business owner, and family man. In today's episode, we discuss the importance of learning and teaching for practicing engineers, pursuing passions, and keeping it all in balance.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode26



    Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/leadership101

    • 46 min
    EL025 – Performing a Hard Reset on Life: How One Engineer Went From Rock Bottom To True Happiness

    EL025 – Performing a Hard Reset on Life: How One Engineer Went From Rock Bottom To True Happiness

    We have all heard that necessity is the mother of invention. If there's any good that has come from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that it has forced many of us to re-evaluate our lives, take stock of where things stand, and ask some tough questions: Are we living the lives we should be? Are we prioritizing what we value most? If this world we live in really is this fragile, are we taking the opportunity we have to make a difference? It's forced the reinvention of ourselves.



    For my guest today, it wasn't a pandemic that drove a reawakening, but the sudden end of his marriage that forced a major reset in his life.



    Michael Tranmer is a professional engineer, author, and TedX speaker who has chronicled his journey from rock bottom to true happiness in his book Satori Ananda: Awaken to Happiness. We discuss his story, self-discovery, and how to drive change in your own life.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode25



    Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/leadership101

    • 47 min
    EL024 – What Teaching at MIT for 20 Years Taught This Engineer About Success

    EL024 – What Teaching at MIT for 20 Years Taught This Engineer About Success

    We all go to school expecting to learn the skills we need to succeed in the real world. As engineers, we probably felt  confident that  would end our degrees equipped with everything we needed to build strong careers and climb the ranks. Armed with knowledge of AutoCAD and second-order differential equations, there would be nothing we couldn't handle.



    For anyone who's been in the workforce for any length of time knows, however, is just how far that is from the truth.



    That's why author, engineer, CTO and veteran MIT instructor Mark Herschberg wrote The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success that No One Taught You. After teaching in MIT's Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program for nearly 20 years, combined with senior leadership experience in startups and fortune 500s, Mark learned exactly what skills engineers needed to thrive and how to teach them.



    In today's episode, I interview Mark to learn more about:



    - The essential skills he believes you need to succeed as an engineering leader

    - Why universities don't do a better job of teaching skills beyond the technical necessities

    - What makes management so hard

    - How to start leading others on the first day of your career



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode24



    Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/leadership101

    • 46 min
    EL023 – Leadership Lessons from a CTO

    EL023 – Leadership Lessons from a CTO

    In today's episode, I speak with Andrew Hinkelman, founder of Priority-1 Group, and former CTO of Parametric, about leadership and management in the technical world, and how to set yourself up for success as a leader in tech.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode23

    • 43 min
    EL022 – Managing Brilliant Jerks

    EL022 – Managing Brilliant Jerks

    In today's episode, I interview Dr. Katrina Burrus about the challenges technical experts face when moving in to management, the importance of cultural fit, and the kinds of skills you need to succeed as a manager.



    See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode22

    • 40 min

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