Doug’s leadership abilities grew throughout his career by way of experience, lots of mistakes and plenty of self learning. Along the way he realized that many engineers, like himself, don’t often get exposed to key leadership principles early in their career or in college. This poses a dual issue: it hinders an individual engineer’s potential for leadership growth; and it collectively hinders businesses, communities, families and societies, who miss out on the value of sharp engineering thinking.
Indeed, many students who enter engineering and technical majors in college lack exposure and teaching on leadership development. There is a need to help engineers get these critical life skills early in their careers.
Thus the concept for Engineering Leadership was born.
Through this material, we hope to show that leadership is a scalable, teachable skill that can be developed with practice. We’ve created an engineering-minded framework that teaches the 17 constants to create a full leadership spectrum.
We’ve gathered C suite engineering leaders throughout the US to share their stories at the intersection of leadership and engineering. Through video interviews, podcasts, free assessments and our book, we’ve created digestible, actionable ways for engineers–at whatever stage of life they are in–to advance their leadership skills.
All materials, with the exception of the book, are free. Any proceeds from the book will be fully directed towards professorships, college course curriculums and more with the purpose of preparing engineering students for future leadership success.
Engineering Leadership is a 501(c)(3) and is further classified as a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a). Donors can deduct contributions they make to Engineering Leadership under IRC Section 170 and Engineering Leadership is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055,2106,or 2522.