4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2002
The main point of reading this book is written inside. "Notwithstanding some brilliant exceptions, intelligence, academic training, technical knowledge, and circumstantial expertise alone are not major determinants in the success or failure of engineers in the workplace." So what is the key to success? Learning how to promote yourself and what you do in the best possible light and not at the expense of others. This book consists of useful pointers on professional conduct that can make a big difference to your career. From beginner to manager it has useful advice. Having done the hard part of getting that Engineering degree it would be a shame to miss out on this for the sake of reading 60 odd pages of text.
The only reason I give it 4 not 5 stars is the price. It is an inevitable shame with this kind of book that with a limited readership prices have to rise. Ideally it should be handed out to everybody for free, it would make the workplace more pleasant for everyone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2011
This little book is worth every penny, and should be read by anyone aspiring to manage or lead other people. It is derived from the important processes of manufacturing that requite attention to detail and the completion of all stages in production to achieve a perfect product. This can be applied to dealings with people.\
Think about when the book was written: 1944 - middle of World War II. The greatest industrial upheaval the western world has known - more things built, more people employed, more people moved - yet still the lessons are to be learnt 70 years later.
Thank you to Stephen Bailey for bringing this Book back into the public consciousness: there are 23 items of advice that aspiring managers and leaders will ignore and forever be damned!