Everyone a Leader: A Guide to Leading High-Performance Organizations for Engineers and Scientists
Aimed at practicing engineers and scientists as well as students, Everyone a Leader offers innovative learning frameworks for acquiring competence in leadership that were originally developed at DuPont Canada.
This book is specifically tailored to meet the needs of those in engineering and scientific fields. David Colcleugh, leadership educator and former CEO of DuPont Canada, draws examples of value-added processes and systems familiar to engineers and scientists to illustrate the importance of developing leadership capabilities in addition to technical skills. Colcleugh brings theories to life through a wealth of case studies and examples from his own career.
The models presented in this book have been tested both in the field and as teaching tools at the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering at the University of Toronto. Stressing continuous improvement, ethical standards, and teamwork, Everyone a Leader reveals how organizational change becomes possible when every employee is not only a functional expert, but also a leader.
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 272 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Reviews“Everyone a Leader is an exciting and future-forward book. Using excellent, timely models, David Colcleugh introduces a new way to develop leadership for high-performance organizations in the increasingly technologically driven business landscape. His depth of experience allows him to provide a unique perspective on leadership for engineers and scientists.”
Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University
“David Colcleugh’s Everyone a Leader illustrates the progression from ‘engineer’ to ‘engineer-leader’ to ‘leader-engineer.’ His suggestions align with what’s required in today’s environment of technological innovation, globalization, and complex socio-economic-cultural dynamics.”
Angela Thieman Dino, co-creator of the Engineering Leadership Program, University of Colorado at Boulder
“It is, in my opinion, vital to future competitiveness that we educate engineers and scientists with the best blend of theory, practice, and context. Everyone a Leader brings a practice-based approach with the potential to accelerate the transition of early career engineers and scientists from educated specialists to significant contributors.”
Simon Pitts, Director, The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at Northeastern University
Author InformationDavid Colcleugh retired as Chairman, President, and CEO of DuPont Canada in 2003 after a 39-year career with the company. He currently teaches Leadership Development in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He also serves on a number of Boards of Directors and maintains an active consultancy with various engineering and scientific companies.
Table of contents
List of Figures
Part 1: The Meaning of Leading and Leadership
Part 2: Preparing Yourself to Lead
Part 3: Leading the Organization
Subjects and Courses