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How Successful Engineers Become Great Business Leaders by Paul Rulkens

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CHAPTER 3

Engineering Strengths

How do you build on your unique strengths as a leader with an engineering background to achieve your goals?

Why Developing Strengths Matters

Recently, a senior operations executive shared with me his biggest frustration with his talented engineers. He lamented that every time his high-potential engineers joined a business meeting with senior leaders, they ended up with a list of action points. They acted like overpaid message boys. He wished they would stop running errands, start pushing back on nonsensical ideas and really behave like peers.

Listening to the voice of the customer is all the rage in modern business leadership, but what about the voice of the engineer? The good news is that in business, there are ...

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