Careers & Leadership

October 31, 2018

I recently provided management training for a civil engineering firm and this question came up multiple times. Civil engineering managers struggle with delegation for many reasons, but when they do actually start to delegate, a…Read More >>

October 25, 2018

Kelly Doyle has grown accustomed to making people uncomfortable. For five years, she has helped lead the ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium, where her presentations don’t simply provide leadership tools or guidance; they prompt existential…Read More >>

October 11, 2018

You may be thinking, or have already decided, to take the management track. But how do you get there and what kinds of skills do you need to succeed? As more young civil engineers enter…Read More >>

October 3, 2018

I have received emails from many civil engineers who are just starting their careers. They often ask me about their first job. Some of their questions are … • What if I take a first…Read More >>

August 23, 2018

I look at my to-do list at the end of the day and see a lot of tasks crossed off, and it makes me feel good. I feel accomplished, like it’s been a good day….Read More >>

July 25, 2018

Engineers have a great story to tell. For centuries, civil engineers have constructed their legacies in the form of remarkable infrastructure that has shaped history and continues to influence the future. Civil engineers are essential…Read More >>

July 18, 2018

These days there are lots of differing sentiments around the subject of meetings. Some say they’re critical to effective teams and successful engineering projects. Others say meetings are a waste of time. What’s your opinion?…Read More >>

June 28, 2018

I recently had the honor of serving as one of the keynote speakers for a luncheon at the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute Congress, which was held in Minneapolis earlier this month. I spoke…Read More >>

June 13, 2018

As civil engineers, we tend to get caught up in the details of our projects. This can make it hard to stay aware of the ever-changing landscape of technology. However, it is very important for…Read More >>

May 31, 2018

I get this question often from civil engineers who understand that in order to progress in their careers, they’ll need to take on more client communication, but are not sure how to prepare for doing…Read More >>