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Book chapter
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Reference no. BEP11179
Chapter from: "Decoding Your STEM Career"
Published by: Business Expert Press
Originally published in: 2022

Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Decoding Your STEM Career'. This book is a must-read for STEM graduates who aspire to be the technical leaders and executives of our next generation. It is also for mid-level technical managers who seek to move up the corporate ladder but don't know how to differentiate themselves from their peers. The real-world, practical advice yields several lightbulb moments that you are unlikely to forget. Pete Devenyi highlights 10 capabilities that technology leaders should develop and nurture in order to achieve their full potential. He discusses his learnings and techniques through a collection of relatable, real-world stories selected from his own 37-year technology journey. He shares the importance of a never-ending commitment to technical education but recognizes that it can only propel a leader so far. It is critical to develop many additional skills as well, such the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of settings, to maintain composure in high-pressure situations, and to learn to listen with a genuine intent to understand. Technologists who commit to acquiring the skills outlined in the book are far more likely to rise to senior levels in major corporations.

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Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Decoding Your STEM Career'. This book is a must-read for STEM graduates who aspire to be the technical leaders and executives of our next generation. It is also for mid-level technical managers who seek to move up the corporate ladder but don't know how to differentiate themselves from their peers. The real-world, practical advice yields several lightbulb moments that you are unlikely to forget. Pete Devenyi highlights 10 capabilities that technology leaders should develop and nurture in order to achieve their full potential. He discusses his learnings and techniques through a collection of relatable, real-world stories selected from his own 37-year technology journey. He shares the importance of a never-ending commitment to technical education but recognizes that it can only propel a leader so far. It is critical to develop many additional skills as well, such the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of settings, to maintain composure in high-pressure situations, and to learn to listen with a genuine intent to understand. Technologists who commit to acquiring the skills outlined in the book are far more likely to rise to senior levels in major corporations.

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