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Meeting ArchiveMarch Meeting:
Thursday March 31, 2011
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Leadership for Engineers

On Thursday, March 31, 2011 the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ (www.TechnologyOnTap.org) will feature a presentation on Leadership. How is leadership of engineering different from management of engineering? What kind of leadership is best for engineering? How can engineers learn this kind of leadership?

The talk by Randall P. Vendetti, P.E., Principal, Techne Synergies (www.technesynergies.com) answers these questions by providing an overview of his book, A Model of Leadership, How to Manage and Lead in Engineering and Creative Enterprise, and of the workshop he offers Refined Leadership Expressly for Engineers. Engineers becoming managers may acquire a few new skills, but not many of these skills are different from those required to perform engineering; and this is where the new manager gets into trouble. When speaking of managing, it is usually a ?managing only? which is analytical in nature and close to how engineers think. Going beyond managing to leading requires a new perspective involving the human element. Even as far as leading goes, engineering personnel require a special type of leadership for their work and for their make up as both technical and creative professionals. Randall makes this complex subject simple for engineers by reducing it to a model from which they can learn.

An individual, or individuals, for whom an engineer, project manager, or manager is responsible may have the specific capabilities to perform a defined job, but may not be able to create something new, or bring about change. The presentation will break down how technical, personal, and human nature interact to expose more capability and talent to go beyond that defined job, providing understanding of leadership for individuals and technical teams. More information can be found at www.technesynergies.com

Randall P. Vendetti, P.E. is Principal of Techne Synergies LLC, a consulting firm in engineering management and product development. He has worked in business and industry leading to positions as department head of engineering for a number of capital equipment manufacturers. He is a licensed professional engineer, holds a BS in mechanical engineering degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an Executive Master of Technology Management (EMTM) degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Workshops based on his book are available for individuals at various locations and for organizations in-house. To learn more, visit www.technesynergies.com

Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and pro?motes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.

Thursday March 31, 6:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Morris County Library,
30 East Hanover Avenue,
Whippany, NJ
6:00 - 8:30pm
Contact: 973-728-0344, robert@rdwalker.com

www.mclib.info directions to the meeting.