Not every great engineer makes a great engineering manager or leader. To lead a team of engineers, you must maintain understanding of a project’s details while developing a keen focus on the larger picture. Your teams will work well if you can develop and demonstrate the following traits.
Being an Effective Engineering Manager
1. Understand Your Team
Your engineering team are not mere cogs in a machine; they are individuals, and each has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. A person may be suited well for one part of the process, but flounder in another area. Part of your job is to direct the right people to the right work in order to best advance a project to completion.