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John van H.



San Mateo, CA

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April 21, 2010

What do you wish your Engineering Leaders would learn from other Engineering Leaders? What are some of your best stories about EL done well, or done badly?

A firm that I once was at had an EL culture of Fast Time-to-Market. The acquiring firm had an EL culture of Low Cost Products. Both cultures are valid, but until we talked about underlying assumptions, each team thought the other was nuts.

Are you seeking a mentor? Are you willing to be a mentor? What areas would you like to discuss?

We all need refresher courses on Management vs Leadership. I once thought I knew the difference well, but I subsequently have learned all sorts of nuances.

What topics / speakers would you recommend for this group?

Has the SDForum EL-SIG ever tried to join forces/combine with the IEEE Technical Management Council? I suspect that each group could give good ideas to the other.


I am an Engineering Manager interested in finding ways to enable people to work in their sweet spots.

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