September 20, 2017

For engineers

If you’re an engineer, you may well feel most comfortable in the technical and numerical aspects of your profession and its management. When confronted with a problem, your first thought may be to develop a logical and rational approach to solving it, or to deploy an argument of that type to persuade others that your rational analysis is the right one. That certainly was my approach in the early to middle part of my career. Then I learned that the logical argument didn’t always work; that it sometimes simply wasn’t wanted.

I felt that what I been taught in my formal education about relating to other people simply wasn’t up to the job and I set out to do something about that. I was lucky, I think, in that I had the opportunity to learn from some very skillful people in the field of the human dimension. Over some years, I gathered that learning into an organised framework and the resulting formula is what you find here on this site and what is set out in my books. The skills have certainly been a great help to me and I’m sure they will transform things for you too.