HEADWAY Summer 2013

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  • A shortage of engineers? Contradictions and complexities
  • Disruptive technologies: McKinsey's transformational twelve
  • Executive coaching generates results
  • Book review: The Rational Optimist


A shortage of engineers? Contradictions and complexities
Europe's shortage of engineers is well reported. Yet engineering professionals with seemingly strong credentials are still failing to secure jobs.
In our June survey, AHEAD sought explanations for this contradiction among mostly senior engineering managers, general managers and HRDs. While just over half of respondents (56%) confirm a shortage of engineers, nearly 28% were not sure, and 16% reported no shortage at all.
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Disruptive technologies: the transformational twelve
With some types of engineers already in short supply, demand for those at the very edge of advances in technology is sure to increase.
And while the relentless pace of technology continues, not every big breakthrough will transform the business or social landscape.
Yet, according to McKinsey Global Institute’s May 2013 report, some do have the potential to disrupt the status quo and change the way people live and work...
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Executive coaching generates results
Executive Coaching used to be the domain of an elite few. Today there is more widespread acceptance that an approach which engages the ownership and commitment of the other person helps them to establish goals and asks them great questions leads to better performance in the long run...
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Book Review: The Rational Optimist
This is a bold and controversial read for 2013 and antidote to gloom and doom. The acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley asserts that the 21st century will be the best ever for mankind...
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