Leadership by Engineers and Scientists

Author: Dennis W. Hess
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119436583
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Teaches scientists and engineers leadership skills and problem solving to facilitate management of team members, faculty, and staff This textbook introduces readers to open-ended problems focused on interactions between technical and nontechnical colleagues, bosses, and subordinates. It does this through mini case studies that illustrate scenarios where simple, clear, or exact solutions are not evident. By offering examples of dilemmas in technical leadership along with selected analyses of possible ways to address or consider such issues, aspiring or current leaders are made aware of the types of problems they may encounter. This situational approach also allows the development of methodologies to address these issues as well as future variations or new issues that may arise. Leadership by Engineers and Scientists guides and facilitates approaches to solving leadership/people problems encountered by technically trained individuals. Students and practicing engineers will learn leadership by being asked to consider specific situations, debate how to deal with these issues, and then make decisions based on what they have learned. Readers will learn technical leadership fundamentals; ethics and professionalism; time management; building trust and credibility; risk taking; leadership through questions; creating a vision; team building and teamwork; running an effective meeting; conflict management and resolution; communication; and presenting difficult messages. Describes positive traits and characteristics that technically-trained individuals bring to leadership positions, indicates how to use these skills, and describes attitudes and approaches necessary for effectively serving as leaders Covers negative traits and characteristics that can be detrimental when applied to dealing with others in their role as leaders Discusses situations and circumstances routinely encountered by new and experienced leaders of small teams Facilitates successful transitions into leadership and management positions by individuals with technical backgrounds Indicates how decisions can be reached when constraints of different personalities, time frames, economics, and organization politics and culture inhibit consensus Augments technical training by building awareness of the criticality of people skills in effective leadership Leadership by Engineers and Scientists is an excellent text for technically trained individuals who are considering, anticipating, or have recently been promoted to formal leadership positions in industry or academia.

Shaping Our World

Author: Gretar Tryggvason
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118138244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A look at engineering education today— with an eye to tomorrow Engineering education is in flux. While it is increasingly important that engineers be innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and able to work globally, there are virtually no programs that prepare students to meet these new challenges. Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century seeks to fill this void, exploring revolutionary approaches to the current engineering curriculum that will bring it fully up to date and prepare the next generation of would-be engineers for real and lasting professional success. Comprised of fourteen chapters written by respected experts on engineering education, the book is divided into three parts that address the need for change in the way engineering is taught; specific innovations that have been tested, why they matter, and how they can be more broadly instituted; and the implications for further changes. Designed to aid engineering departments in their transition towards new modes of learning and leadership in engineering education, the book describes how to put into practice educational programs that are aligned with upcoming changes, such as those proposed in the NAE's Engineer of 2020 reports. Addressing the need to change engineering education to meet the demands of the 21st century head on, Shaping Our World condenses current discussions, research, and trials regarding new methods into specific, actionable calls for change.

Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development Tools Trends and Methodologies

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466646160
Format: PDF, ePub
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Continuous advances in technologies, individuals, and the workplace have increased the importance of adult learning and professional development for keeping up with the current pace of technologies and information. Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies explores the understanding, practice, and research within technical education and professional development. By providing a comprehensive view on educational technologies for adult learning, this book is essential for lecturers, practitioners, as well as academics interested in a variety of research in continuing education.

Dynamic Leadership Models for Global Business Enhancing Digitally Connected Environments

Author: Smith, Peter A. C.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466628375
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As global business systems are becoming ever more complex and they continue to grow and expand, it is increasingly more difficult to stand out as an effective and efficient leader. Dynamic Leadership Models for Global Business: Enhancing Digitally Connected Environments describes various models on how to become an outstanding leader in today’s rapidly growing global business environments. This book seeks to provide positive instruction which illuminates a practical path to becoming a successful leader in such large and competitive markets. The approach is consistent with any existing leadership development program, or it may be undertaken as an individual initiative.

From Science to Business

Author: Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309256100
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Scientists, engineers, and medical professionals play a vital role in building the 21st- century science and technology enterprises that will create solutions and jobs critical to solving the large, complex, and interdisciplinary problems faced by society: problems in energy, sustainability, the environment, water, food, disease, and healthcare. As a growing percentage of the scientific and technological workforce, women need to participate fully not just in finding solutions to technical problems, but also in building the organizations responsible for the job creation that will bring these solutions to market and to bear on pressing issues. To accomplish this, it is important that more women in science and engineering become entrepreneurs in order to start new companies; create business units inside established organizations, mature companies, and the government; and/or function as social entrepreneurs focused on societal issues. Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship is the summary of an August 2009 workshop that assesses the current status of women undertaking entrepreneurial activity in technical fields, to better understand the nature of the barriers they encounter, and to identify what it takes for women scientists and engineers to succeed as entrepreneurs. This report focuses on women's career transitions from academic science and engineering to entrepreneurship, with a goal of identifying knowledge gaps in women's skills as well as experiences crucial to future success in business and critical for achieving leadership positions in entrepreneurial organizations. From Science to Business makes the case that in addition to educating women scientists and engineers in rigorous problem solving, it is equally important to provide exposure and training to impart the skills that will enable more women to move from the role of expert to that of leader in dynamic new business enterprises. This book will be of interest to professionals in both academia and industry, graduate and post-graduate students, and organizations that advocate for a stronger economy.

Bioanorganische Chemie

Author: Sonja Herres-Pawlis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527675493
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Mit dieser Einführung in die faszinierende Welt der Metalloproteine lernen Chemiker, Biochemiker und Biotechnologen Mechanismen, Methoden und Modellvorstellungen der bioanorganischen Chemie kennen. In einer Synthese aus aktuellen Arbeiten an Metalloenzymzentren und den Grundlagen der Koordinationschemie führen die Autoren in dieses spannende und im Wortsinne komplexe Thema ein. Der erste Teil des Buches stellt anhand ausgewählter Metalloproteine dar, dass die Natur die koordinationschemischen Prinzipien "kennt" und in einer Weise nutzt, die vorbildhaft für die Entwicklung synthetischer Katalysatoren sein kann. Einige der verwendeten Konzepte werden in Einschüben näher beleuchtet. Der zweite Teil vermittelt die Grundlagen der verschiedenen instrumentellen Methoden für die Untersuchung von Metalloproteinen, von der Kristallographie über die Vielfalt an spektroskopischen Methoden (UV, Raman, Fluoreszenz, EPR, Mößbauer etc.) bis hin zu elektrochemischen und computerchemischen Methoden. Durch die Betonung der koordinationschemischen Grundlagen biochemischer Funktion ist dieses Lehrbuch eine wichtige Ergänzung zu den Standardlehrbüchern der Biochemie und der anorganischen Chemie. Der modulare Aufbau erleichtert dabei den Einsatz für unterschiedliche Lehrveranstaltungen und Studiengänge.

Forming Civil Engineering s Future

Author: Jerry R. Rogers
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN:
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The first such congress produced 34 papers on innovative educational techniques of interest to civil engineering students, teachers, educators, and practitioners. They cover national engineering education, multi-media, technology issues, the undergraduate curriculum, assessment tools for accreditation boards, practitioner education partnering, minority students in grades six to twelve, early education, the history of civil engineering education in North Carolina, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse history and relocation.