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How Successful Engineers Become Great Business Leaders by Paul Rulkens

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CHAPTER 10

Goal-Achieving Blueprint

How can leaders with engineering background combine the ideas around the building blocks of goal-achieving (clarity, focus, and execution) with their strengths (reality-based thinking, process design, and accelerated learning) to design actionable blueprints to achieve big goals?

Why a Goal-Achieving Blueprint Matters

“We hoped for the best, but things turned out as usual . . .,” lamented the late Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin more than 20 years ago, when he observed the weak performance of the Russian economy at that time. This blunt observation applies to both politics and business. I’ve encountered this on numerous occasions when big strategic business plans with lofty goals ended up in small ...

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