CADDManager on November 5th, 2008
This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Let’s get moving!!! Come on – we can do this Don’t stop now – we are really close It will get better. All of these comments above come from the enthusiasm that can be generated by the CAD Manager. Just being energized and excited about the future can make things happen. Do you generate excitement […]

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CADDManager on November 4th, 2008
This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Often it is sheer determination that allows progress to be made in the area of CAD Management. The site thefreedictionary.com defines determination as: a. Firmness of purpose; resolve b. A fixed intention or resolution It has also been said that determination is the ability to look past ostacles and not just stare at them. Winston […]

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CADDManager on October 29th, 2008
This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Adding Value

CAD Managers give structure to CAD processes. Are you providing the structure that your firm needs?  Structure comes from more than just the CAD Standards. Here are a few things that provide structure to your firm: 1.  Purchasing processes. I have talked about having an approved software list when I wrote on Preventative CAD Management […]

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CADDManager on October 28th, 2008
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Creativity is valuable. Not many have it in great quantities. Not many use it to their advantage. CAD Managers can bring value to their firm by being creative in their approach to management, problem solving and decision making. Creative thinking can take on many flavors. It can come from many places. Tons of input is […]

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CADDManager on October 27th, 2008
This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Adding Value

We have been looking at the nature of the position you fill as CAD Manager and found several spots that may need review before you delve into the value that you may personally bring to the position.  You may want to go back and read the first three installments of this series before you go […]

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CADDManager on October 21st, 2008

Is your firm better off because you work there? This is a simple but very profound question. You need to be able to answer this question for yourself because others are asking it about you.  Every day you get up and go to work and you may not realize that others are watching what you […]

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CADDManager on July 7th, 2008
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

There are some down sides to Thought Leadership.  They come if you don’t pay close attention to the whole process.    They can be negative because the balancing act can sometimes go badly.  It can go badly when you say or do something that brings disrepute on yourself or your firm.  Thought Leadership comes with a […]

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CADDManager on July 3rd, 2008
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

Many would ask: Why should I bother doing all this? What’s in it for me? What will I gain by being a Thought Leader? Let me list a few things that I think make it an advantage to you and your career to become a Thought Leader. Admittedly these are from my personal perspective. Others […]

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CADDManager on July 2nd, 2008
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

I was speaking recently with a CAD Manager who said that his firm did not really embrace the concept of people in their firm being thought leaders. They may not have come out and stated that, but they set up roadblocks and hurdles that may discourage employees from easily “speaking up” through writing or speaking […]

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