Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World
Congratulations! You're an engineer, and now you're ready to take the corporate world by storm. But in order to succeed in your career, you'll need more than just great technical skills. You'll need to be able to promote your ideas, share them with others, and work with a wide variety of people. Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World is designed to give engineers entering the corporate world the "soft" skills they'll need to succeed--in business, and in life. Based on the author's popular leadership seminars, this easy-to-digest guide to success will help even the most inhibited engineer to comfortably deal with the difficult people, processes, and meetings of today's competitive business world.
Step by step, you'll learn important skills like
* Setting priorities
* Working in a team
* Being more effective at meetings
* Speaking in front of a group
* Negotiating personal or business issues
* Dealing with stress
* And just having more fun in the process!
Filled with insightful, practical advice addressing dozens of vital skill areas and helpful tips you can apply immediately to any situation, Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School will help you take charge of your career and achieve the success for which you've worked so hard.
Table of Contents
Chapter 2: Writing.
Chapter 3: Speaking and listening.
Chapter 4: Making decisions.
Chapter 5: Getting feedback.
Chapter 6: Setting priorities.
Chapter 7: Being effective at meetings.
Chapter 8: Understanding yourself and others.
Chapter 9: Working in teams.
Chapter 10: Learn to negotiate.
Chapter 11: Being more creative.
Chapter 12: Ethics in the workplace.
Chapter 13: Developing leadership skills.
Chapter 14: Adapting to the workplace.
Chapter 15: Dealing with stress and having fun.
Chapter 16: Taking action and summing up.
Appendix 1: Manager's survey on nontechnical skills of young engineers.
Appendix 2: Engineers' concerns with the real world and other issues.
Appendix 3: List of professional societies.
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