September 20, 2014

Four deadlines, two vacations, and one business trip to San Francisco makes for one hectic week. It was a perfect storm that might have seemed avoidable. Two key members of my team had actually...
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September 2, 2014

I prefer to collect as much information as possible before making plans and decisions. Most engineers are data fiends when it comes to their technical projects. I was surprised then when I started...
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August 12, 2014

Professional engineer Stu Walesh wants to release the leader within you. A multidimensional and honored career has enabled him to do just that. Drawing on experience from his work in the public,...
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July 22, 2014

Identifying and responding appropriately to the different personality types of colleagues and clients is important as your career advances. Initially I viewed personality assessments as one half-step...
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July 10, 2014

This post was contributed by Glenn Bell, CEO at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger. The world in which today’s engineer works is changing at an enormous rate. Many of these changes are unsettling and...
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March 27, 2014

This post was contributed by Michael J. MacPhee, Ph.D., Water Division President for ARCADIS U.S. “We have to dream about the possibilities of a far, far different and better future — and big...
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February 22, 2014

This look at the management/leadership career track builds on last week's post. Frequent contributor Rachel Cantor Fogarty explores the traits of successful managers and identifies ways that...
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January 11, 2014

If there is one place where you might expect leadership techniques to be researched and practiced like a science, it would likely be the United States Army. The Generals, by Tom Ricks, reviews the...
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November 24, 2013

Universities do an adequate job preparing students for the technical aspects of a career in Civil Engineering, but eventually most engineers will be forced to take on a leadership role with little or...
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2014 President Randy Over delivers inaugural address at Annual Meeting
November 22, 2013

Welcome and thanks for reading my blog. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you as I jump into my year as ASCE president and tackling the objectives I’ve set for me and the Society....
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