Intellect versus emotions. Which rules? Hello everyone! Human beings are quite the creatures aren't they… or more accurately… aren't we? That's a loaded question though… isn't it? Here's what I mean. The human being. Part primitive emotional throw-back to a creature without language, without the ability to project into the future, without the ability to build complicated tools through higher-order reasoning. And part advanced … [Read more...] about #62 You Know You Side With Your Feelings!
Archives for June 2008
How do we keep women engineers in their careers? Hello everyone! On June 16, 2008, Computerworld Careers published an article on the website linked here. The title of the article was: Why Women Quit Technology Careers More than half of the women in science, engineering and IT leave the field at mid-career. Here's the reason. By Kathleen Melymuka The authors of the original research recently published their work in the Harvard … [Read more...] about #61 Why Do Women Leave Engineering?
Are they as important as hard skills? Hello everyone! Here's a question for you; "How important are "soft skills" in your long-term success as an engineer or as an engineering manager?" I guess first I should define "soft skills". My answer is that "soft skills" are all those skills that have to do with everything OTHER than your engineering topics. Soft skills are all those skills that have to do with "being human". They are those … [Read more...] about #60 How Important Are Soft Skills for Engineers?
It seems that bad managers go on and on and on. Hello everyone! Last week I published my May ezine/newsletter. It was focused on a specific management question, namely; "Why is it that bad managers are successful?" In the ezine/newsletter is referred to bad managers as managers who were mediocre and incompetent. Now I know those are relatively harsh words; "mediocre and incompetent". In fact, one of the email responses to my ezine … [Read more...] about #59 Why Do Bad Managers Succeed?