Leadership for Engineers

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Many of today’s global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cyber security, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With this in mind, it is no surprise that one fourth of the CEOs of the world’s 100 largest corporations have an engineering degree.

Solving these global problems requires leaders who, in the first place, are comfortable with technology, models and quantitative analyses -- Leaders who see systems instead of isolated problems. However, simply understanding technology is not enough. Successful leaders today must have both the ideas and the know-how to put these ideas into action by working collaboratively with others, winning their hearts and minds.

We need leaders who know how to seize opportunities in a networked world, and can mobilize people and other stakeholders for large-scale c...

Many of today’s global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cyber security, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With this in mind, it is no surprise that one fourth of the CEOs of the world’s 100 largest corporations have an engineering degree.

Solving these global problems requires leaders who, in the first place, are comfortable with technology, models and quantitative analyses -- Leaders who see systems instead of isolated problems. However, simply understanding technology is not enough. Successful leaders today must have both the ideas and the know-how to put these ideas into action by working collaboratively with others, winning their hearts and minds.

We need leaders who know how to seize opportunities in a networked world, and can mobilize people and other stakeholders for large-scale change. Leaders who lead fulfilling lives and who are able to move themselves and others from the ‘me’ to the ‘we’. Leaders who are long-term oriented and who deliver economic profit, while also making positive contributions to society and the environment. We call these leaders ‘sustainable leaders’.

This course has three parts:

  •  In the first part, you will explore the context that leaders are facing, building an understanding of the complexities of global and business challenges. You will discover the ambiguities and the many stakeholders that leaders must consider when making their choices. You will get a sense of effective leadership practices.
  • In the second part, you will discover your “who am I” through personal and group exercises. You will create a “Personal Charter” that can serve as a life-long guide, helping you, as a leader, to make important choices in your personal and professional life.
  • In the third part, we will bring the knowledge of the context and yourself together. We will translate the insights of this course into a leadership model and you will discover what sustainable leaders do. We will offer you frameworks to help you make your own career choices. We will finally help you to ‘sell’ yourself as a leader.

 

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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Rui Coelho

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
This is really a great course for engineers who then to think the problems require black & white solutions vs the reality of wicked complexity. The material can really round out your thinking from different perspectives. Enjoy!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
A very good course with quite amazing ratio of valuable knowledge gained for the time spent! This course is short so it will not take too much of your time and could reasonably be done in parallel with some other courses on edX. The focus on "engineers" is true as the content is tailored to mindsets of most engineers exposed to leadership. This course makes great job of showing the breadth of knowledge, techniques and self-coaching that forms leadership training. It may be short and tries to cover very broad material, but it actually does not feel too shallow and instead provides motivation to research many of the raised issues further either by reading referenced literature or searching for more on your own. Highly recommended if you feel that you may need to work on your communication or managerial skills. One disclaimer though - the course tries to argue very strongly about a rather "political" view on leadership which may feel ... A very good course with quite amazing ratio of valuable knowledge gained for the time spent! This course is short so it will not take too much of your time and could reasonably be done in parallel with some other courses on edX. The focus on "engineers" is true as the content is tailored to mindsets of most engineers exposed to leadership. This course makes great job of showing the breadth of knowledge, techniques and self-coaching that forms leadership training. It may be short and tries to cover very broad material, but it actually does not feel too shallow and instead provides motivation to research many of the raised issues further either by reading referenced literature or searching for more on your own. Highly recommended if you feel that you may need to work on your communication or managerial skills. One disclaimer though - the course tries to argue very strongly about a rather "political" view on leadership which may feel pushed too much as the "correct" way. If you approach the content in a open-minded view instead of trying to pick on points that you may not agree with, there is a lot to learn even for an engineer who is always deeply involved in a project based work within hierarchical organization.
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9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
I really liked this course. The team did an excellent job and I thank for that. I know it is difficult to change mindsets but it is time to learn more about this complex world, in which the positivism is always trying to simplify and reduce. That can work for some sciences but leadership goes beyond the purely technical aspects and this course provides the tools to discover your own leadership style. Nevertheless I think it was necessary a sixth week for some specific topics!
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5/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course title is "Leadership for Engineers," but I'm not sure there was anything really specific to engineering. It's more like a generic leadership course. The course is relatively short, but there's still some good useful information and skills to learn. I'd say it's worth the time I spent on it, just don't go expecting anything engineering-specific. Or if you're not an engineer, just ignore that "for Engineers" part of the title. This course does have some peer review assessments. There are pros and cons, but for the most part, I do appreciate the fact that someone peers can provide useful feedback and constructive criticism. Your mileage may vary, however.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 9 months ago
Not up to the standard of other courses by the same team. The content is good, it just doesn't match the title or the stated course objectives. It is more of a course on political skills than leadership or engineering
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edmund Uchenna

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 9 months ago
I'm currently enrolled in this course and the experience has been great. Hans and Gerdien are doing a great job, and I've learnt more than i initially thought i would.
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Roeland Hulstein

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
I think that this course is a welcome supplement beside the aquired technical knowledge. Have a lot of faith in Gerdien
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Yasir Lodhi

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
I believe this course is great effort and I also strongly hope that these Instructor will successfully complete this course, which will be helpful and increase the confidence of leaders in complex situations, and their self understanding to manage the people and work load. Best of luck to all
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Ahmed Diaa

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
I think this course will be so exciting it's something new to learn for an engineer out of complex materials like math & design
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reem mustafa

4/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
I think this course will be so amazing and useful and i hope to lead me for good knowledge and career
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Linus Fon

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
Hi All, I look forward to gaining more approach to problem solving/mitigations and above all, how to handle a team made of people with conflicting ideas.
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Mohamed Elsaba

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
It will be great and i trusted (TU Delft) Uni. it is such agreat organization for learning and have agreat instructors such as arno smets
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
As a Engineer we need to take decisions and handle the situation in any circumference. I hope, I will learn vast of knowledge on leadership in Engineering. Obviously, it will enhance my professional career.
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Erard Miho

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
Hi im a physics engineering student and i find this course very useful for me. Thank you and best regards.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
Being a electrical engineering sophomore,I'm eagerly waiting for it. Previously I have successfully completed many courses from edx and each one has been a wonderful journey.
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Osama Abbas

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
i think it will be amazing course , and good for company leaders, and our life and lead us to good career and i would thank all instructor
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ahmed abujamous

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
i think it will be amazing course , and good for company leaders, and our life and lead us to good career and i would thank all instructor for hard work they do and for there time they spend in prearranging the amazing content of this course.
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lenin zùñiga

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
hola esta interesante como funciona, sobre el precio, tiempo de duracion, modalidad, y que titulo obtengo. gracias
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