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1 New Skills for Engineers IEEE-USA 2000 Career s Conference Jim Britt - IEEE Senior Member 16 Ellsworth Road Peabody, MA

2 Jim Britt- Skills - Overview b Todays Environment

3 Jim Britt- Skills - Overview b Todays Environment b Skills - Typical / New

4 Jim Britt- Skills - Overview b Todays Environment b Skills - Typical / New b Benefits

5 Jim Britt- Skills - Overview b Todays Environment b Skills - Typical / New b Benefits b Building Skills

6 Jim Britt- Todays Environment b Faster pace for change Increased StressIncreased Stress

7 Jim Britt- Todays Environment b Faster pace for change Increased StressIncreased Stress b Less hierarchy More Self DirectionMore Self Direction

8 Jim Britt- Todays Environment b Faster pace for change Increased StressIncreased Stress b Less hierarchy More Self DirectionMore Self Direction b Improved productivity TeamworkTeamwork

9 Jim Britt- Todays Environment b Faster pace for change Increased StressIncreased Stress b Less hierarchy More Self DirectionMore Self Direction b Improved productivity TeamworkTeamwork b Low unemployment

10 Jim Britt- Engineers Skills - Typical b Technical Knowledge Specific / GeneralSpecific / General

11 Jim Britt- Engineers Skills - Typical b Technical Knowledge Specific / GeneralSpecific / General b Computer Skills HardwareHardware –Use / Design SoftwareSoftware –User / Developer

12 Jim Britt- Engineers New Skills b Emotional Intelligence Enthusiasm / OptimismEnthusiasm / Optimism Management SkillsManagement Skills Self -awarenessSelf -awareness

13 Jim Britt- Engineers New Skills - Cont b Empathy b Managing your emotions - effectively b Persuasion b Teamwork

14 Jim Britt- b Leadership b Managing relationships Daniel Goldman Emotional Intelligence, New York: Bantam BooksDaniel Goldman Emotional Intelligence, New York: Bantam Books Engineers New Skills - cont

15 Jim Britt- Circumstances b Many hats Project LeaderProject Leader Individual ContributorIndividual Contributor Problem SolversProblem Solvers Knowledge workersKnowledge workers MentorMentor MotivatorMotivator

16 Jim Britt- Benefits b Improved communication

17 Jim Britt- Benefits b Improved communication b Productivity increases

18 Jim Britt- Benefits b Improved communication b Productivity increases b Real teamwork

19 Jim Britt- Benefits b Improved communication b Productivity increases b Real teamwork b Improved retention

20 Jim Britt- Building EQ Skills b Mentoring Programs

21 Jim Britt- Building EQ Skills b Mentoring Programs b Coaching Programs

22 Jim Britt- Building EQ Skills b Mentoring Programs b Coaching Programs b External Resources College contactsCollege contacts IEEE contactsIEEE contacts

23 Jim Britt- Summary b People skills More importantMore important –Increased uncertainty –Increased stress Benefit both partiesBenefit both parties –Individual –Company


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