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Engineer’s Career Life-Cycle

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Whether you represent a technical organization seaching for tools for your employees or you are an engineer looking for tools to help you succeed you have come to the right place.

Below you will find a graphic with five tabs across the top. These tabs represent the phases many engineers traverse as their careers progress. Each tab respresents unique and important career choices. Locate the tab with your current career stage and also the career shift you desire. Under that tab you will find the Critical Success Factors necessary for success and the STCI workshops that will provide those capabilities. Click on each workshop link for more information.

… not an engineer but you are in a technical organization.… an engineer. You want to excel as an engineer.… an engineer. You want to TRANSITION to a lead or manager.… a NEW team lead or manager. You want to be more effective.… manager. You want to enhance your leadership skills.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • To be able to communicate effectively within the technical organization with technical and non-technical colleagues, customers, and managers.
  • To know with certainty that people have heard your ideas.
  • To be able to influence others as appropriate even when you do not have authority over them.
  • To be able to communicate effectively and achieve results up and down the management chain.

Recommended Workshop

“STCI-1: Effective Communication Skills for Technical Professionals”
Communicating With Colleagues at Work (offered as 1-day public workshop)

“STCI-2: Effective Communication Skills in Technical Organizations”
Achieving Your Optimal Interpersonal Style at Work

 
Note: These workshops are for both technical and non-technical employees.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • To be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues, customers, and managers; to communicate effectively to achieve results up and down the management chain and influence others even when you do not have authority over them.
  • To be able to “read” people and know what they mean not just what they say.
  • To be able to be a part of a team without sacrificing your individual contribution and to be the engineer who gets the most interesting and challenging technical tasks and projects.
  • Learn the nine traits that make engineers top performers, guaranteed and to be able to contribute to your organization beyond your technical expertise.

Recommended Workshops

“STCI-3: Influencing without Authority for Technical Professionals “
Achieving Your Optimal Interpersonal Style at Work

“STCI-6: Advancing Your Engineering Career”
Achieving Your Optimal Interpersonal Style at Work

Critical Competencies for Success

  • To know what will be expected of you as to transition to management.
  • Develop a plan that includes resources necessary and a plan to utilize those resources to make a successful transition to management.
  • A plan and an understanding of what changes you will have to make in order to make a successful transition.
  • Note: This workshop is not focused on the “tasks” of becoming a manager but rather on the personal attitudes and way of moving through the world that is the necessary shift to become a successful manager.

Facilitation Workshops

“STCI-7: Successfully Transitioning From Engineer to Manager”
Avoid the pitfalls and amplify your strengths in your transition to management.

“STCI-8: Delegation and Emerging Leadership Skills for New Technical Managers”
Successfully Complete the Dual-Track Transition™ From Engineer to Manager

 

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Ability to communicate effectively across the organization.
  • Ability to motivate with or without using authority.
  • Ability to manage effectively in a variety of contexts and situations.
  • Ability to control your emotional state regardless of the circumstances.

Facilitation Workshops

“STCI-9: Influencing Skills for Managers in Technical Organizations”
How to Effectively Influence Throughout the Levels of Your Organization

“STCI-4: Customer Service Skills for Technical Professionals”
How to Turn Customers and Colleagues Into Allies

“STCI-8: Delegation and Emerging Leadership Skills for New Technical Managers”
Learn to Successfully Delegate and Lead as a New Technical Manager

“STCI-5: Everyday Negotiating Skills for Technical Professionals”
Avoid Win-Lose Exchanges and Achieve Win-Win Outcomes in Everyday Interactions

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Ability to maintain team commitment and cohesion in the face of uncertainty.
  • Developing the culture that you, the leader, wants for the team.
  • The ability to communicate confidently even when the future is anything but clear.
  • Maintain personal flexibility to achieve advanced management and leadership skills.

Facilitation Workshops

“STCI-9: Influencing Skills for Managers in Technical Organizations”
How to Effectively Influence Throughout the Levels of Your Organization

“STCI-10: Building Stakeholder Relationships for Managers and Leaders”
How to Successfully Influence the Broader Customer Base

“STCI-11: Advanced Leadership Skills for Mid-Career Managers”
Motivating and Managing Today’s Diverse, Technical Workforce

“STCI-12: Negotiating Win-Win Outcomes at the Executive Level”
How to Negotiate at the Level of the Executive