CADDManager on December 21st, 2011

I have written extensively on delivering the messages that Managers have to deliver.  Here are a few links to read from my past writings Can we talk? – Principles of CAD Management Henri Fayol (1841-1925) was a French mining engineer who went on to become Director of Mines with over 1000 employees.  His company flourished [...]

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CADDManager on December 19th, 2011

Communication has so many obstacles.  Think about it.  Even simple communication takes so many steps.  You have to develop the message in your mind then define how you are going to communicate it (written, verbal, etc.) then deliver the message.  The person receiving it has to hear, see or read it (or even feel it [...]

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CADDManager on December 15th, 2011

Redundancy Works I have commented before that managers should repeat themselves often.  Not so much making the exact same statements, but sharing the same information in differing ways.  Multiple times. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review (Effective Managers say the same thing twice – or more, May 2011) Tsedal Neeley and Paul Leonardi [...]

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CADDManager on December 12th, 2011

Communication, like your golf score or penmanship, can always be improved.  Letting people know what you have decided as a Manager is part of the job.  Doing it effectively can be tough.  When you have come to a conclusion either on your own or with your team, you need to let everyone know the outcome [...]

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CADDManager on December 1st, 2011

Started the day off early with a presentation on CAD Momentum.  I discussed getting the right stuff moving in the right direction at the right speed. The AUGI Top DAUG winner was announced. The competition went down to the wire with several last day participants winning top slots.  The overall winner was announced to a [...]

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CADDManager on November 30th, 2011

Today I presented twice. The first presentation was on working with multiple generations in the workplace. The second was CAD Leadership and Leading Change. Each class was well attended and somewhat interactive. I am writing this from the show floor and the crowd is not thinning out as the evening wears on. I visited the [...]

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CADDManager on November 30th, 2011

Yesterday was a long day of presentations and classes. The General Session Keynote was done on a single massive display that must have been well over 100 feet wide and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass always entertains and informs.  I am hearing stats like 8000 attendees from 80 countries and the crown is a wide mix [...]

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CADDManager on November 28th, 2011

After arriving yesterday, I jumped into full swing today with the Leadership Forum.  Last night there was a reception where everyone had the opportunity to meet and greet.  I interacted with Joseph Joseph (www.bim-managers.com) who helped organized the whole thing.  He has done a great job. Today was the full force attack with classes on [...]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

CADD Manager Journal had the opportunity recently to interact with Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems about the involvement of Bentley and himself with educational environment and STEM.  I am always encouraged when firms embrace educational efforts for tomorrows leaders. CADDManager Journal: For the unfamiliar, what exactly is STEM and why is it so vital? [...]

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