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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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

My CAD Leadership class this year is on Change.  How to manage it well.  Change is going to happen and you need to be leading it. Leading change will draw upon your skills in ways that you may not have fully developed and will continue to develop your entire career. I have broken this topic [...]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

I am presenting on how multiple generations of workers is impacting the workforce.   When working through the data I came up with some conclusion. Five Keys of Understanding the Generations  Traditionalists (WW2 generation) and Baby Boomers are as likely as Millennials to be technology contributors. Enhancing and clarifying the old – producing and creating the [...]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

One of my classes is on CAD Momentum.  It is about making things happen by capitalizing on the energy and momentum of change. Here are some of my thoughts… The Enemies of Momentum.  The people and comments below can be killers of your progress.  You can hear people saying these things and it will cause [...]

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CADDManager on November 14th, 2011

One of the things that I think we may have lost is knowing what you are actually depicting.  In the days when the draftsperson had to interact with the Architects, Engineers and Designers they learned what they were actually trying to depict in the finished product.  They would show pictures, sketch images and actually take [...]

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CADDManager on November 8th, 2011

Think before you draw. Hand drafting took a long time.  It caused you to think before you actually set information to paper.  Thinking is good.  In today’s fast paced CAD and BIM markets, the software moves quicker than some people think. Moving from one sheet to another caused you to give pause and think “Am [...]

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