Careers & Leadership

August 17, 2020

I do a lot of speaking and training on networking and relationship-building for civil engineering professionals. One of the points I teach on is allowing the other person you are conversing with to finish their…Read More >>

August 17, 2020

Building your career often comes with a variety of challenges. Whether it’s transitioning to a new position or staying on top of the latest industry trends, navigating your career path is not always a straight…Read More >>

July 28, 2020

The pressures from one’s career and personal life can be difficult to cope with. So, finding the perfect work-life balance is crucial to having a healthy life and satisfying work environment. However, new studies show…Read More >>

June 29, 2020

In a recent session of our people skills course for engineers, I received the following question from one of our participants and thought was perfect for this column: Do you have some advice on how…Read More >>

June 22, 2020

“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s a statement we’ve all heard before. But it’s something that rings true, especially in the civil engineering industry. Individuals have their own set of…Read More >>

June 11, 2020

Earning your license is an important step in becoming a professional civil engineer. As in all aspects of your career, ASCE wants to see you succeed. With the fall P.E. and S.E. exam dates nearing,…Read More >>

May 27, 2020

The ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. Today’s roundtable considers the increasing importance of expanding your workplace collaboration not just beyond…Read More >>

May 19, 2020

I recently had the honor of sitting on an ASCE virtual panel called “Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment.” You can watch the replay of the webcast here. Following the panel, I…Read More >>

April 8, 2020

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil…Read More >>

April 1, 2020

More companies across the civil engineering industry are implementing flatter management structures. Thus, the ability to influence others without relying on positional authority is an important skill for managers to learn. Outsourcing and virtual teams…Read More >>