This book constitutes the Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE-USA Professional Activities Conference and the second annual professional activities conference. It assists individuals with the development of leadership, teamwork, negotiating, networking, and other professional skills.
Table of Contents
1. How to Conduct Effective Performance Appraisals: Competency-Based Performance Management 2. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about State Legislatures, but Were Afraid to Ask 3. Grass-Roots Efforts that Can Affect Public Policy 4. Recommendations for Effective Communications to Influence Federal Policy Issues of Importance to Electrical Engineers 5. Employers' Engineering Education Needs for the New Millennium 6. Developing and Maintaining a Competitive Career 7. Effective Communication Skills for Engineers 8. Transitioning from Technical Professional to Manager 9. Successfully Speaking: Winning Government Orals by Giving Memorable Speeches 10. Coaching for Contribution: The Leadership Behaviors that Make a Difference 11. Mixed-Sex Team Communication: Avoiding Negative Conflict 12. Dealing with Office Politics 13. IEEE Engineering Management Society: A Resource for Your IEEE Responsibilities and Your Career 14. Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks 15. Communicating with Your Customers: Getting into Your Customers' Worlds to Serve Them Better 16. Life Work: Reducing Stress and Planning Your Career toward Personal Values 17. Innovate for Today 18. Yes, "Tekkies" Can Talk-And Sometimes Even Sell 19. People Skills in a Competitive Environment 20. The Young Professional as Manager: Managing Older Subordinates 21. Trends in Employee Benefits 22. Is Tax Relief Real? 23. Networking: Multi-Level Marketing Yourself 24. Benchmarking Engineering Skills against a Rapidly Changing Future 25. Career Management as Personal Marketing and Business Development 26. Lessons in Career Management from Silicon Valley: Key Factors for Continuous "Employment" 27. Effects of Humor on Social Influence Strategies in a Workplace Scenario