The Importance of Soft Skills in the AEC Industry
This session will discuss management skills and techniques that will help anyone be a better manager. Soft skills are as important as technical skills!
1. Discuss various techniques to be a better manager
2. Hear real experiences (good and bad) and discuss what is the best management approach
3. Discuss soft skills that are surprisingly as important as our technical skills
As technical professionals we spend years in school, then years studying for licensing exams and we spend our entire careers pouring over code books and technical manuals. By the time we reach management positions we are technical experts and excellent project managers…but we never learned how to manage people. As it turns out, soft skills are just as important as technical skills. This session will discuss various management skills and techniques that will help anyone be a better manager.
During this presentation I will highlight several experiences, successes, and failures I have endured as I have learned how to be a better manager. I will share resources and open the floor for discussion, so we can all learn from each other. Everyone must find their own management style, and undoubtedly along the way you will find that the bottom line is you must learn that in the end we are all just people…wouldn’t it be easier if we were numbers!