Managing engineering talent; Challenges to optimize the best and brightest
Mining Engineering, 2018, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 29-29
Camm, T.W.; Rosenthal, S.D.; Johnson, J.C.
Most engineers are bright, hard-working, reliable and prefer to avoid conflict. An engineering curriculum tends to self-select these characteristics. By most standards, you would expect workers exhibiting these traits to require minimal supervision. But, is this true? Is this how most current engineering managers lead? Looking at some current theories on leadership combined with personal anecdotes, this article will look at some common misconceptions about leading engineers.
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