CADDManager on April 29th, 2015
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

Bring Energy and Enthusiasm  When you take on tasks and projects, do it with gusto.  Truly enjoy your work.  Make your efforts in some way… fun. We all like to do the things that we naturally have talent in.  We love the things that fill us with pride and accomplishments.  Getting things done is enjoyable.  […]

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CADDManager on April 27th, 2015
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

Calmness – Inside and Out Rudyard Kipling may have said it best… way back in 1895… in his poem “If”.  Was he thinking of Tech Managers? If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If- – read more Sound familiar?  I am sure that it […]

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CADDManager on April 22nd, 2015
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

Speaking Ability CAD and BIM Managers have to communicate well.  I have written much on that topic.  With a little more refinement, I venture there again. You need to have balanced interactions with others. Not talking too much, and not too little.  Your words must convey your ideas, values and goals in clear and concise […]

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CADDManager on April 20th, 2015
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

Listens well with a desire to understand Active listening skills take work.  I have written about this in another series. Covey Habits training tells us to listen first to understand, then to be understood. Two aspects of that training call for us to repeat what was said and the restate what was said.  Without falling […]

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CADDManager on April 17th, 2015

Many of the Ribbon Panels in AutoCAD 2016 have more than meets the eye.  Want to see more of the menu… Try This: Click the little down arrow at the bottom of the Ribbon. This will drop down the additional menu items. Click on the Pin and it will hold the menu open for you. […]

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CADDManager on April 16th, 2015
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

Be Positive Besides B+ being my blood type… I am generally a positive person. 🙂 Tech Managers need to stay positive when interacting with others.  No scowling and frowning allowed.  Do not let your first words of reply have a negative slant. Positive attitudes should pervade all interactions.   Looking for the bright side of things […]

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CADDManager on April 15th, 2015
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

When interacting with others, your demeanor is showing all the time. Merriam-Webster defines “demeanor” as Demeanor: a person’s appearance and behavior : the way someone seems to be to other people Notice the word “seems” – it may or may not be reality.  They way you appear to others may not be obvious to you, […]

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CADDManager on April 13th, 2015
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series A CAD Manager's Demeanor

This is the start of a new series on the interactions that a CAD/BIM Manager has with staff, clients, bosses and just about anyone.  I will focus on the mannerisms, approach, demeanor and presence that they have with others. How they present themselves.  What they project. How they respond.  These will be the unspoken items […]

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