Session: How to apply engineering principles to leadership
The rigor of being trained in an engineering or tech field gives us a good foundation to become better leaders, whether in a tech company or not. In this talk, I will outline a few principles that you can adapt from your prior technical roles as you move into more strategic positions. In my own career, I moved from being a software engineer to managing the technology, finance and operations of my organization. I will explain what worked for me, what my challenges were, and what solutions I came up with that helped me to get comfortable in a leadership role.
- Adapt the principle of continuous improvement in your interactions with your team, colleagues, board, and leadership
- Keeping it simple is not only good for coding, but for communication as well
- User behavior studies and usability analysis talk about the powers of observation. You can use the same model to shadow, observe, and analyze your interactions with people
A multi-faceted leader with in-depth experience in technology, marketing, finance, and operations. Proven success in creating long-term strategies, spearheading re-organizations and mergers, and improving the culture and morale of organizations. ICF-Credentialed coach with over 100 hours of coaching experience.