Engineers are useless at business!
In a recent episode of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar said “I’ve never met an engineer that was any good at business.” Let me tell you, I’ve worked with many engineers as a leadership and management specialist, and I know different.
Engineers can make excellent managers, who produce good business results; they just need to be shown how. They’re usually bright, open to learning, work well with the right processes and aren’t afraid to experiment and adjust until they get it right. All the same qualities that makes them good engineers.
Whether you believe your engineers were born with those qualities or not, they still needed to be taught the technical skills and given the chance to practice them on the job.
My management development programmes provide the same kinds of learning opportunities and I structure them to suit how engineers prefer to learn.
How are you supporting your managers to increase profits, performance and productivity?
If you’d like to know how I can help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org