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Summer Leadership Newsletter 2015
Facts, figures, and trends affecting the engineering and design industry with management, leadership, and Board work issues.
Engineering and Design Industry-
“Design-Build Reform Moves Forward” by Engineering Inc. May-June 2015
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) has introduced H.R. 1666 the “Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act of 2015”. ACEC backs this bill and worked in collaboration with the AGC and AIA in the review of the language. The bill is aimed at the following changes-
These changes seek to address concerns over the high cost of competing with design-build projects. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is expected to introduce comparison legislation in the Senate.
“The Two Big Communication Questions” by Wayne Turmel
Communication is more than merely a data transfer. It’s actually a complicated process with lots of moving parts. To be a great communicator you have to start off by asking yourself two basic questions:
Why am I communicating?-
What do I want the outcome to be?-
“12 Differences Between Winning and Losing Leadership” by James M. Kerr
“Board Assessment: Designing the Process” by Beverly Behan
With Board self-assessment and evaluation becoming a fact of corporate life, the actual mechanics of effective assessment are a growing concern. What are the most common techniques? How do you design the process? How can you assure that assessment becomes a useful self-improvement tool rather than just a governance exercise? Things to consider:
Because of the sensitive nature, design and implementation of Director peer reviews warrant even more care than other aspects of Board assessment
Thought of the Day-
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
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