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How to become a Distinguished Engineer
Transcript of How to become a Distinguished Engineer
have a point of view
be optimistic and cheerful
be curious and fearless
don't wait for permission 'T' and 'X' shapes
Your knowledge will die!
Your network and community must replace
Eminence Take responsibility (and the blame!)
Integrity and trust in all things
Learn from your mistakes (or even better other people's)
Do people favours; they will be your technical sponsors; treat them well!
Build a track record and keep notes!
Use your IDP and projects to stretch yourself How to become a Distinguished Engineer IBM Fellows are world famous inventors and theorists
IBM Distinguished Engineers are 'journeymen' from a practical background
Some are both, but all are Corporate Executive appointments Richard Hopkins, FIET Know yourself and be true to you
Enhance your communication skills and image
Be a mentor and coach
Lead diverse teams
Time management techniques Technical Personal Professional Root cause analysis and problem solving
Choose an IBM technical profession
Learn consultancy techniques
Join a professional body There is only one way to become a Distinguished Engineer, but many ways not to become one! But it is a unique and fascinating job that transcends many boundaries... and I am always happy to talk about it! "I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me."
Molliere "A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible."