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Leadership for Engineers - How to become an effective and valued leader

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Leadership is an art rather than a science; it is not just about process and procedure, it is about communication, influence, teamwork and the ability to inspire and motivate others. It is about keeping your eyes open and your hands off rather than your eyes down and your hands on. It is about asking the right questions rather than searching for or providing the right answers.

During this workshop you will find out what makes a great leader, gain an understanding of your own leadership style and its associated strengths and weaknesses, learn how to how maximize your own potential and how to motivate the different types of people.

Dr Robina Chatham BSc PhD MBCS C Eng FIMechE qualified as both Mechanical Engineer and Neuroscientist. Positions which she has held range from Project Manager within the shipbuilding industry to European IT Director for a merchant bank and Lecturer at Cranfield School of Management.

Robina now runs her own consultancy and training company and is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management. Her prime focus is on helping senior managers to develop political acumen, to master the art of influencing others and hence increase their personal impact at board level. In 2008 Robina was a medallist for the BSC IT industry award “IT Consultant of the Year”. Robina has authored three books “Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to get Streetwise”; “Changing the IT Leader’s Mindset: Time for Revolution rather than Evolution” and “30 Key Questions that Unlock Management: How do I… ”.

This talk is part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Cambridgeshire Area) series.

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