I N T H I S I S S U E
Flexing you Power
Influence is needed
Survey Says - What did you do in 2006? What's up for 2007?
A R T I C L E S
CAD Manager –
Power to get things done
There are times when you have to
exert "power" over others. When someone if ignoring the
standards or modifying software in ways that are not allowed.
Power really means influence. Power is usually thought of
as negative. Power hungry managers fling orders and expect
people to jump. Power hungry political leaders may shave
their ethics to get things done.
So what is a CAD Manager to do?
Well being power hungry would never do, but you do have to exert
influence at just about every turn.
You may have to use any one of
these or a few at the same time to get things done.
Influence is needed to get things done
It is not enough to be prepared,
technically competent, in charge or organized. You need to deal with
people on many different levels in different situations.
with your boss or upper management
your ideas on what CAD can be
- Expanding your staff
- Getting a budget approved
- Serving on
teams or task forces
through company politics
- Initiating organizational change
- Working for a new boss
- Dealing with new users
CAD Managers have to
learn to act and react in different ways depending on the
More on the web...
Influence roadblocks - a
detour of your influencing ability
If you no
longer want to have influence on people of issues – do the following:
Be indifferent to peoples needs and desires
Be disagreeable when confronted on issues
Hoard information and don't share anything
Be two faced and tell one person one thing
and another on something totally different
Compete with others in all areas
More on the web...
Book Review - "How to Win Friends and Influence People" - Dale
This is one of the timeless classics - a must "read and own" kind of
January 2007 - Survey Says
2007 looking forward -
2006 looking back
CAD Standards were the major thrust of 2006 and the major
push for 2007. 37% of respondents want to focus on Standards while 23%
said the made progress in that area in 2006. A distant second and
third for 2007 are training and project support.
See the full results from
February Survey - The Job Hunt
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