Characteristics of a Good Engineer

Characteristics of a good Engineer Blog Zilvold Coaching & Training

In the past, I have written about essential soft skills of an engineer and how an engineer can be more creative. What followed were book- and film reviews and articles for a wider audience. With this article I go back to basics and write about the characteristics of a good engineer.

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From Engineer to Manager

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Twenty years ago, I started as a staff engineer at a big engineering firm. Over the next 10 years, I was involved in multidisciplinary projects worldwide. Then I was asked to manage a team of highly skilled laboratory technicians. They would test soil samples for mechanical properties such as consolidation, shear…

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This is how you make a business plan for yourself

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Most companies have a business plan. This is a formal document including an executive summary, a company overview, some information about products and/or services, a marketing plan, and details of the company’s financial plan. It’s a lot of work and most investors require this before putting money in your company. Two…

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100 ways to experience more joy and happiness

In this article, I will give you 100 different ways to experience more happiness and joy in life. That can come in handy if you’re not feeling well, or if you need a boost and motivation.

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100 manieren om meer vreugde en geluk te ervaren

In dit artikel geef ik je 100 verschillende manieren om meer geluk en vreugde in het leven te ervaren. Dat kan goed van pas komen als je je niet zo goed voelt of een opkikker en motivatie kunt gebruiken.

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5 steps to overcome mental fatigue

The brain is like a muscle and it needs a variety in stimulus. After studying, course or some major work, the brain can feel ‘full” and tired. It has to rearrange all knowledge and experiences which have been stored on the temporary drive of the brain. The first step is give your brain a rest….

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3 reasons why engineers need coaching (too)

I was an employee of an engineering company for nearly 15 years. There, I worked with great professionals including architects, contractors, government officials, draftsmen and real estate developers.  Most engineers are dedicated to their work & field and some of them are more successful at it than others. I often wondered what the reason is for…

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Boost your LinkedIn profile in 10 mins!

Recently, I went to an Open Circles event and got a few tips to boost your LinkedIn profile. They are so simple and you can make some big changes in just 10 minutes. I’ve narrowed them down to 10 tips. Here’s how: 1)Profile picture Make sure that you have a recent and resembling profile picture….

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To do: make a quarterly report

The quarter of this year is over and I just submitted my tax report to the authorities. It’s actually a financial statement including how much taxes I’ve paid on my purchases and how much I have received for my services. I shows very well how I did on a financial level over the last 3 months….

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