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Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 13: How Effective Leaders Give Performance Feedback

In this video we coach leaders and managers on how to give constructive feedback to people. It is important to realize that most people can only handle one “problem” at a time. Start by telling the person what they are doing right, then tell them  the one most important thing they need to work to improve. Don’t tell them everything they need to fix, just the worst problem, and then work with them through one problem at a time, over time.

Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 11: Never Make Enemies

There is an old saying my Dad taught me . . . Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. This is true in life in general, but is especially true in the engineering community. This is a rather small and tight-nit community, and engineers appear to be particularly adept at holding a grudge. Hence to be successful in this field, it is important to avoid needlessly creating enemies.