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  • In today’s business world, people recognize process skills as the “coin of the realm.” What we know, and most importantly, how fast we can do something with that knowledge, is powerful stuff in this fast-paced, unforgiving, global economy. Too often, we IEEE members, especially younger engineers, spend so much time honing technical skills—that we can miss the digital economy’s important message: The future belongs to the fleet of mind and market. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Read Sample Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Author: Sridhar Ramanathan  |  Download FREE audiobook In this first book in our series on critical thinking skills, we delve into analytical skills—the ability to examine something carefully—whether it is a problem, a set of data, or text.

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  • Many employees dread the annual review as a futile exercise. Enter the “one-on-one” – regular, brief meetings throughout the year – to help develop and increase communication, as well as promote feedback, between managers and employees. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Read Sample Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Author Alice F. Squires believes the desire to make a difference in the world follows us wherever we are.  Her vision:  “To be successful working together as a team of equals.” We are collaboratively working on products that will have an impact on the world, and will improve the lives of others. From working engineer--to educating the next generation of engineers in the classroom--she strives to inspire  engineers, managers, technical leaders and others to work together to make the world a better place. Squires says her e-book has three purposes: First, to inspire young women and men to pursue their passion--whether in engineering, science, technology, mathematics, or another area. Second, to provide a glimpse into the life of a woman in engineering--the wonderful experience of contributing to society combined with the impact of choices--both good and bad; and the role of personal choice to change the situation, or accept the outcome. And third, to raise awareness of women's experiences in engineering toward a shared vision of gender parity--in a community whose members achieve and contribute to their full potential. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook Good executive leaders and managers should foster, cultivate, promote and mentor creativity within their companies.

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  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is all about combining content and process to solve problems and create new products and services — a fundamental necessity for economic growth.

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  • After a recent, three-year assignment on his alma mater’s engineering school advisory board, it became evident to author and educator Harry T. Roman that soon-to-be-graduating engineering students needed to be more aware of the world that awaits them. Engineering is so much more than simply mastering technical materials. Roman packs this e-book with tips and pointers for students and young professionals about the world of work, tempered with decades of experience in various IEEE assignments and professional activities--to help ease the transition from the world of books and courses to the globally competitive workforce. Many people (often other IEEE members and colleagues) helped him make this transition. He endeavors to pass along that help and wisdom to young IEEE members about to, or just making, the shift from school to first job. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Read Sample Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Born and raised until the age of three in a small village in Croatia, Dalma Novak and her family then immigrated to Brisbane Australia, I 1970.  In her sophomore year of high school, Novak made an adamant and determined decision to study Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland.  She eventually began her career in the United States in California at UCLA, and then at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.  An active IEEE volunteer for more than 25 years, Novak launched the Women in Photonics initiative in 2014. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • It is worth the time and effort to learn to speak well in public. Public speaking is the key to all other leadership skills—indispensable to those who aspire to the senior management positions in their companies. As speaking skills improve, so will writing—another highly prized attribute of leadership. People remember, respect, and often emulate good public speakers. They are the bedrock of corporate mentorship. Good public speaking skills are a must. Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Author Michelle Nanney’s career path has never been a straight line—it has had a lot of zigs and zags. However, it has always provided her with a series of opportunities for different positions in a variety of industries. Following different paths from Point A to Point B has allowed her to apply skills from one industry—to learn fresh new perspectives in another. The bumps, bruises and experiences each unfold their own lessons. Nanney is an IEEE Senior Member. She holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University, as well as an MBA and an M.S. in Strategic Management at Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • IEEE-USA has conducted surveys of the compensation of IEEE's U.S. members since 1972. The findings in this report represent only those participants who were identified as self-employed consultants. This report provides the profile of typical, self-employed and independent technical consultants, including their education, experience, business practices, median earnings and hourly fee. The fee data this report provides will help you set an hourly rate that is competitive with your peers. Member: $29.95 Non-Member: $49.95
  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook Continue on the author Harry T. Roman’s journey, as he recounts the life lessons he learned, from childhood to adult, working with his Father in their basement workshop.

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  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook It is amazing what you can learn apprenticed to someone who knows how to teach and mentor. Harry T. Roman’s father loved to solve problems, and invent things on the spot. Roman has gathered the vignettes in Volume 1 over 40+ years. He demonstrates how they are very relevant to modern day engineering.

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  • Follow the fascinating journey from the author’s childhood in Tehran, Iran to the United States in 1976, to begin her engineering education at Southern Illinois University (SIU).  Upon graduation with a BSEE, then an MSEE from SIU, Hadjizadeh proceeded directly on to Silicon Valley, and jobs at GENUS Inc., PRIAM Corporation, Network Computing Devices, Tesla Motors, and then Cisco.   Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook In this second volume on Rewarding Your Employees, author Harry T. Roman discussed and describes additional techniques he has seen and used for rewarding key people.

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  • Author Orin Laney dedicates this new, updated, online version of his original book to entrepreneurs and innovators who use their ideas to start new companies, or entirely new industries. The purpose of this guide is to familiarize readers with personal intellectual property rights, and the associated issues that arise during employment—especially addressing the intellectual property rights of employed individuals.   Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Webster defines a consultant as “an expert who is called on for professional or technical advice or opinions.” This traditional view encompasses such professionals as doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers and architects. The definition can also include business specialties, such as marketing, public relations, human resources, advertising, finance, regulations, operations, and more. The focus here is on how to become a small, independent consultant. Thinking about consulting, but not sure where to start? Already consulting, but need some advice? Maybe this e-book can help. Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • Geetika Tandon’s story is not about grand inventions; or making it to the top to win the grand prize. In this short autobiography, she shares the aspects of her life that shaped the road she has traveled, and the person she has become. Tandon’s hope is to inspire more women to push their lives just one step further -- despite the odds -- and add their imprints to science and technology. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Each woman in this e-book, as in all of the IEEE-USA Women in Engineering e-books, is remarkable in her own way. Perhaps these examples of creativity and persistence in engineering are really those of diversity, and inclusion of mindsets that help define the society we live in.  These outstanding women are certainly examples to follow--for both men and women--along the path to becoming current and future engineers and technologists.  The narratives inspire one to take the roads less followed, only dreamt of, and never acted upon--no matter one's gender, ethnic background, or sexuality. Member: FREE Non-Member: $35.00
  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook In the third and final volume this trilogy, author Harry T. Roman advances his view that the Thomas Edison contributed much of the groundwork for many 21st century technological realities.

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  • Author: Harry T. Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook In Volume 2 of the series--Lifetime Partnerships--Roman postulates that not only Edison’s fellow inventors and technicians in the lab; but also his mother and his second wife were fundamental to Edison’s creative growth and business success.

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  • Author: Harry Roman  |  Download FREE audiobook In Volume 1 of this series on Thomas Edison, the chapters reflect what strikes the author as interesting; and what folks have asked him about, or commented upon, when they hear his weekend lectures.

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  • Author: Sonali Ranaweera; Illustrations by Jeewika Ranaweera Download FREE audiobook In 34 colorful, imaginative pages, Abigail and The Fish Tree, by Sonali Ranaweera, relates the story of a young girl who uses her curiosity and creativity to produce a gardening wonder in her family’s backyard.

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  • Nathalie Gosset's 30-year career as an engineer has centered on emerging technologies, and her achievements built her reputation as a highly respected technology innovator. Most recently, she was Senior Director of Marketing and Technology Innovation at the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, for the past 12 years. She has also won several IEEE and IEEE-USA Awards for her volunteer efforts with the organization. How Gosset developed her impressive career, as well as her encounter with workplace sexual harassment, is the subject of the newest volume in the award-winning IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) e-book series. Vignettes of Discovery and Growth: The Journey of a 21st Century Female Engineer, by Nathalie Gosset, is the 16th work in the series. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Author: John Collins  |  Download FREE audiobook IEEE Member and author John Collins has written an e-book that deserves to be in the hands of not only engineering students, but also the many working professionals who are seeking to advance their careers.

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  • Author: Jonathan Chew and Leo Szeto  |  Download FREE audiobook IEEE Members Jonathan Chew and Leo Szeto offer readers Part 2 of their e-book series that provides individuals working in any discipline with valuable insights on how to lead and implement change.

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  • From growing up in Lebanon, with summers in the mountains of Beirut; to New Haven, Connecticut, and jobs at Yale University, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Citibank -- Rowena Track details her very different and inspiring career journey. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Author: Jonathan Chew and Leo Szeto  |  Download FREE audiobook In this two-part book series, you’ll find a handy dandy guide that will give you the secrets to being a world-changer.

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  • When Monique Morrow was studying in the late 1970s for her undergraduate degree at San Jose State University, she wanted to be a career diplomat. Today, long after she graduated, people who have worked with this internationally known and respected technology innovator agree that her diplomacy talents have set her apart. Becoming an Engineer -- Accidentally is a remarkable journey of transferring one’s core skills to a successful career. Diplomacy is critical in setting technology policy -- which is a key component of what this warm and affable senior executive now does. Monique Morrow is currently Chief Technology Officer -- Evangelist for Cisco Systems’ New Frontiers Development and Engineering. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Learning is not something you just do in school, or leave to your children’s teachers. The best and most lasting learning moments often come from parents. So, why not take an active interest in helping your children solve problems? Challenge your children with fun and practical, real-world problems they will probably encounter in their adult lives. Such exercises are likely to: decrease the fear of problem-solving; put them in your shoes; demonstrate to them how adults solve problems; promote familiarity with problem-solving; build confidence and self-esteem; illustrate how math is, and will be, used every day in their adult lives; help organize their logical thinking skills. Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • There's a point in life where the scale tips--from wondering where your career and personal life is heading--to having a purpose and a plan. Engineering has been a big part of author Susan Delafuente's story. However, it's the people in her life who shaped her--and made all the difference. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Through 15 February, IEEE members can download a free copy of this eBook by adding it to your cart and using promo codeJANFREE18 at checkout. Project management skills are highly prized in any organization. Engineers who can develop new plans for critical corporation products, services, internal process improvements and special needs technologies; and then coalesce, manage and lead others to make these things happen, are never going to fear unemployment. And they are going to have a great time working on interesting, innovative, and sometimes groundbreaking, projects. Project management is probably the most important function young engineers can learn, along with an ability to articulate the value of what they, and their teams, are doing. Member: FREE Non-Member: $3.99
  • Women in Engineering - Compilation Volume 3: Books 9-12 continues the compilation volumes with the inspiring stories of four more women engineers. All approached and followed their career paths differently--but all faced their challenges and learned from them--and took chances and risks when presented with opportunities. As in the previous two compilations, these four women engineers tell their stories with honesty and integrity. Foreword by 2017 IEEE-USA President Karen S. Pedersen, P.E. Member: FREE Non-Member: $35.00
  • This book highlights some of the challenges of, and lessons learned from, advancing to a management level position in an engineering oriented company. Author Alan Tribble explains the different types of management jobs, (e.g., engineering management, program management, business development management, etc.), that are typical career growth opportunities for engineers. He also examines his own personal motivation for wanting to progress from one position to another, the people and factors that influenced his career choices, and advice on how to work within an organization. The book concludes with lessons learned, and Tribble's specific recommendations for technical personnel who wish to prepare themselves to transition to management in the future. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The fifth volume in the Best of Backscatter series is based on a selection of columns that previously appeared in IEEE-USA Insight and Today's Engineer. The columns chosen are related to design issues, engineering writing and communicating, historical recollections, and the engineering gender gap. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • The twelfth and latest volume in the award-winning IEEE-USA Women in Engineering (WIE) e-book series - It's Not a Career Path It's an Obstacle Course!, by Lisa Schoedel, cuts across her career path in three male-dominated industries: defense, oil and law.  Schoedel readily admits that she did not carefully plan her vocation, stumbling upon earlier jobs with little thought or consideration. WIE Book 12 reflects the author's pragmatism and sense of humor. Her work is brimming with anecdotes that explain why she made many of her career choices, and the lessons she learned along the way. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99

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