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.
EL020 - Five Things They Don't Tell You When You Become an Engineering Manager
In this week’s episode, I share five things that nobody tells you when you transition into engineering management. It's a summary of the biggest lessons learned in my own career, and how to put them to work for you.
See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode20
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
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.
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.
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.
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.