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EL023 - Leadership Lessons from a CTO

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

Release Date: 03/22/2021

The Key to Successful Digital Transformation Projects show art The Key to Successful Digital Transformation Projects

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

In this episode, I discuss digital transformation projects with speaker, author, and former football player Tanvir Bhangoo, and why these projects are much less reliant on technology than you might expect.   See the full show notes at Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage

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Learning and Development: The Antidote to the Great Resignation show art Learning and Development: The Antidote to the Great Resignation

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

In this age of the Great Resignation, engineering firms everywhere are asking themselves what they need to do to attract and retain the best talent. Maybe you’re an engineering manager asking yourself the same question. Should you give people more money? Better flexibility? Better benefits? As you’ll hear, my guest today believes that the single most important thing you can do is provide a clear path for career growth and to actively support that growth, and he’s got the data to prove it. Anthony Fasano is the President and CEO of the Engineering Management Institute, an organization...

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Three Critical Considerations for Managing International Engineering Teams show art Three Critical Considerations for Managing International Engineering Teams

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

With the world becoming increasingly interconnected and colocation becoming less and less critical to business operations, engineering organizations everywhere are transcending national boundaries. While organizations absolutely benefit from finding talent globally and integrating a diversity of thought and background into their ranks, managing international teams is incredibly difficult. Today’s guest, Pamela Kellert, has made a career out of managing large, global technical teams in a number of industries. In today’s interview, she shares her insights into how to better manage...

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Why Clarity is the Secret to Great Communications and Stronger Teams show art Why Clarity is the Secret to Great Communications and Stronger Teams

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

Dolores Hirschmann believes that clarity of message is critical to effective leadership. A leader’s team can’t buy in to a vision without first understanding it. In today’s episode, Dolores helps engineering leaders understand the importance of clarity of message, how to tell if your messaging is clear, and provides practical steps on how to improve your communications.

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Making Soulless Companies a Thing of the Past show art Making Soulless Companies a Thing of the Past

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

I think we’ve all felt at one time or another that we were living inside a Dilbert cartoon - as though the company we worked for didn’t care much about us or the world around us so long as growth targets were hit. And if you’ve had that experience, you know it can make for a pretty terrible work environment. My guest today wants to make organizations like that a thing of the past. Ralf Specht is just about to release his new book, Building Corporate Soul: Powering Culture and Success with the Soul System, and in the book, he spells out how companies can regain their soul, and makes a...

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Business Engineering: How teaching engineers business skills can transform your organization show art Business Engineering: How teaching engineers business skills can transform your organization

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

Duncan Oyevaar believes in the power of business engineering. He has seen that organizations can dramatically improve themselves by equipping their engineers with excellent business skills, and he’s got the data to prove it. Today, we talk about why engineers need to understand a business’ financials, value stream mapping, continuous improvement, and the importance of listening to your staff.    See the full show notes at Subscribe to the free to learn valuable engineering leadership tools and techniques, get access to special events, discounts, and many other members-only...

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From One Day to Day One: The Future of Engineering and Leadership show art From One Day to Day One: The Future of Engineering and Leadership

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

In this special edition, I tease the next episodes of the show and make a major announcement about the future of the Engineering & Leadership project. See the full show notes at 3 Subscribe to the free to learn valuable engineering leadership tools and techniques, get access to special events, discounts, and many other members-only offers. Join a community of thousands of engineering leaders from world-class organizations like NASA, Airbus, BAE Systems, Texas Instruments, John Deere, and the US Navy by .

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From CEO to Master Coach: The Story of one Engineer's Mission to Empower Others show art From CEO to Master Coach: The Story of one Engineer's Mission to Empower Others

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage   See the full show notes at   Joseph Seiler has spent his career helping engineers do incredible work by empowering them and stepping back to let them do incredible work - first as the president and CEO of his own company, and today as a Master Certified Coach. Joseph's experience provides incredible lessons learned for engineering managers of all stripes, most especially the value of coaching as an engineering manager.   Listen...

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How to get your Engineering Teams to Take Ownership and Stay Curious (and why it'll save your company) show art How to get your Engineering Teams to Take Ownership and Stay Curious (and why it'll save your company)

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Peter Drucker, the father of modern management thinking once said that "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." That wasn't a knock on how important strategy is, rather, he's emphasizing the importance that culture plays within an organization.   Today's guest would share that sentiment. Today, I speak with Dan Langevin, the CTO of Vericred about the role culture plays in a technical organization, and specifically about the importance of both accountability and curiosity for Vericred's engineering team.   See the full show notes at   Download our free guide to leadership for...

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How to instantly make your meetings shorter, more productive, and less painful show art How to instantly make your meetings shorter, more productive, and less painful

Engineering and Leadership Podcast

Today, I share my best tips and tricks on how to make your meetings shorter, more productive, and less painful.   See the full show notes at   Download our free guide to leadership for engineers - Engineering Leadership 101: Practical Insights for Becoming an Engineering Leader at Any Stage

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In today's episode, I speak with Andrew Hinkelman, leadership coach and former CTO of Parametric, a fintech startup recently acquired by Morgan Stanley, about leadership and management in the technical world, and how to set yourself up for success as a leader in tech.

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