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Professional Excellence: Beyond Technical Competence

Professional Excellence: Beyond Technical Competence

Alan P. Rossiter

ISBN: 978-0-470-92533-1

Aug 2010

128 pages

$42.99

Description

The training path for engineers focuses intensely on scientific and technical knowledge. Yet, our professional and personal satisfaction and success also depend on other traits that make us more effective and productive. In this thought-provoking book, Alan Rossiter provides practical guidance in developing the skills to become more effective in your work, while also balancing your life. It is invaluable reading for graduating college students and young professionals as well as seasoned practitioners who find that work is becoming all-consuming.
FOREWORD.

PREFACE.

PROLOGUE: POSING A QUESTION.

I THE WORLD OF WORK.

Chapter 1 Motivated to Work.

Chapter 2 Life and Work.

Chapter 3 Ethics at Work.

II ELEMENTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE.

Chapter 4 Communicating Effectively.

Chapter 5 Fulfi lling Commitments.

Chapter 6 Recognizing and Expanding Your Professional Limits.

Chapter 7 Investing in Your Profession and in Your Community.

Chapter 8 Affi rming Your Coworkers.

Chapter 9 Celebrating Your Work.

Chapter 10 Protecting Your Personal Life.

EPILOGUE: NOTHING LASTS FOREVER.

APPENDIX: TEXT OF THE HIPPOCRAIC OATH.

REFERENCES.

INDEX.