In Technical Minds: Leading and Getting the Best Work from Your Technically-Minded Team, engineer and technology executive Ara W. Nazarian delivers a straightforward and highly applicable guide for scientists, engineers, and technologists moving up the corporate ladder and wishing to maximize leadership abilities. Weaving vignettes from real-life experiences, Nazarian inspires and energizes, teaching lessons on communicating effectively, recognizing potential, motivating, and maximizing productivity and employee confidence. The book goes to the heart of what makes a leader strong, successful, and respected—while reinforcing the team's expert knowledge, natural instincts, and creativity. It covers how to create a reputation for facing reality, following through, rewarding employees fairly, honoring commitments, and leading individuals to achieve their own workplace success. This guide delivers on all the vital points of organizational leadership for technologists and technical managers.
Achieving a coveted promotion within your company is an acknowledgment for your years of hard work and dedication. As a scientist or engineer, you have all the technological know-how to do the job...but how are your people skills? More importantly, what kind of a leader and boss will you be? If you have doubts, fears, or simply want to strengthen your communication and leadership techniques, then Technical Minds: Leading and Getting the Best Work from Your Technically-Minded Team is the candid, professional, and often entertaining guide designed to lead you toward your goals. Written by engineer and technology executive Ara W. Nazarian, readers will find sound logic and helpful guidance in the author's ten-point checklist of what makes a truly effective and confident leader. Whether you are seeking information and proven techniques for inspiring your team or honestly assessing your skills and theirs, the author has delivered it all—leadership skills, people skills, and the confidence to carry it off in a professional and people-centered manner. In this book, you will find the techniques to make you an effective leader. If you are at a senior executive level in a technology-oriented business, Nazarian's book is a required reading for every director and manager in your organization.
Your hard work and diligence have paid off, and you've attained a leadership position. As a scientist, technologist, or engineer, your methodology is excellent, but how are your people skills? If you have questions about becoming an effective leader who inspires, encourages, and guides your technical team, Technical Minds: Leading and Getting the Best Work from Your Technically-Minded Team by engineer and corporate executive Ara W. Nazarian is the must-read book for every director and manager in your organization.
In this professional and informative guide, you'll learn from clear examples and often delightful vignettes how to:
- Inspire and motivate your team
- Be clear about needs and goals
- Communicate effectively and purposefully
- Promote significant improvements
- Recognize and utilize the capabilities of team members
From first page to last, this book is guaranteed to expand your skills and guide you toward effective and creative leadership.