• The Best of Today's Engineer: on Licensure, Volume 1is a compilation of articles that will help the reader understand why one should pursue licensure; the licensure process; exam development; and how to effectively study for and pass the licensure exams. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • This series of e-books help you build up your understanding of your business, and maximize your chances for success. Book 2--Market Size and Strategy, helps flesh out the initial plan. It helps you find the real market size, even when dealing with disruptive technology where market size data is hard to come by. This book also helps the entrepreneur better understand the target buyer, and how to communicate the value of their product or service, increasing the probability of early and ongoing sales. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Book 2 of this two-book series explores work-life balance in three different career stages: early career, mid-career and late-career. The information draws on interviews and input from dozens of people, both those who claim to have achieved a satisfactory sense of balance, and those who say that their lives are far from balanced. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • The fourth and final book of this series explores managing, leading, and the role of Independent Professional Contributors (IPCs); finding problems and opportunities; developing a new mindset; gives examples of taking the lead; examines becoming the Manager-Leader; and offers parting thoughts. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The fourth and final book in this series takes a close look at integrating graphics, lists, tables, abbreviations and acronyms, numbers, and headings into writing effectively. It also examines living with deadlines, including impossible ones, as well as some ways engineers can continuously improve their writing prowess throughout their careers and lives. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The Starting Your Start-Up e-book series is designed for the engineer or entrepreneur who has a great product or service idea, but no real marketing expertise. With a small budget and big dreams, it's difficult to know where to start. This book helps the reader understand all the basics of starting a startup. Book 1: Developing a Business Plan shows you how to develop an initial business plan that contains just enough information to get started. It helps you define your concept clearly and concisely, build an effective elevator pitch, communicate your product and company positioning, and identify your critical success factors. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Just what is work-life balance? Work-life balance is a state of control, achievement and satisfaction in your life. It means that you have a sense of being able to make choices that fit for you, given your current situation and your goals. It also means that you align your choices with those things that are important to you in life, so that you are able to enjoy a sense of satisfaction from the choices you have made. Work-life balance includes more than time. It includes feeling good about your level of involvement-- in both your work and non-work roles. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • How do organizations develop a culture that fosters leadership? Fostering leadership becomes complex when the human element is introduced. Book 3 of this series includes: The Basics of Organizational Culture; Organizational Culture Research; Building a Leadership Culture; A Case Study: IBM's Silverlake Project; and Parting Thoughts. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The IEEE-USA Employment Assistance Committee has continued its interest in developing a better understanding of the problem of unemployment among older engineers, by conducting a survey of engineers who were unemployed at some point during the 2011 IEEE membership year. The first survey was conducted in 1995, with replications in 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and again, in 2011. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • The IEEE-USA Employment Assistance Committee has continued its interest in developing a better understanding of the problem of unemployment among older engineers by conducting a survey of unemployed engineers. This report of results is organized into four sections. The first section reports the percentage distribution or means response for each of the questions in the survey. The second section reports the results of selected cross tabulations that focus on age and various aspects of employment status. The third section reports the results of a multivariate analysis that focuses on the impact of age on the duration of unemployment, when other factors are held constant. The final section compares some of the current results to those in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • Given that individuals gather, learn and retain information differently, presenters need to incorporate multiple methods of communicating information during a presentation. Visual aids can provide strong visual tools and increase the audience's retention of your core message. Learn how to supplement your presentation with effective PowerPoint slides or other visual aids. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Telecommunications has been one of the most influential technologies in human history. As the speed and volume of the transmission of messages increased, history itself has been made and altered. Telecommunications has not only influenced history, it has also allowed us to share and participate in historical events. This book is a collection of articles written by the staff of the IEEE History Center highlighting some of the many triumphs in the world of telecommunications. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • A personal introduction, captivating opening, interesting body and compelling conclusion comprise the four major parts of a successful presentation.  But once you have an organized and well-written presentation, it's time to shift your focus to delivery by incorporating eye contact, varied voice, and fluid body language. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Book 2 of this series builds on the perspectives presented in Book 1, and examines managing and leading by: 1) managers at all levels, and 2) the Individual Professional Contributor/knowledge workers. Your success in either of these two options depends on being authentic, being yourself, and recognizing your capabilities and limitations. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • IEEE-USA's Consultants Fee Survey Report, 2011 Edition, focuses on the compensation of U.S. IEEE members. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • A technical expert must not only know, understand and interpret complex data but also present the facts through clear, concise and correct speech. The first step in conveying technical information is to establish a clear understanding of when, where, why, how, what and to whom your information is to be presented. The next step is to structure the presentation. The structure of a presentation includes the organization of ideas, the definition of major sections and the transitions between sections. A logical structure coupled with techniques to illustrate, emphasize and explain central themes will assist your audience to understand the core message. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • IEEE-USA has conducted surveys focusing on the compensation of consultants in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009. Other than 2009, these were standalone surveys, and they were not a part of the overall Salary& Fringe Benefits Surveys.  In 2009, for the first time, the two survey efforts were combined. As a result, the sampling frame and qualifying definition of consultant were changed from previous implementations. And this year, the results were further filtered to those consultants who also indicated they were employed in their primary area of technical competence (PATC). Not only is the current definition different (consultants are now defined as primarily fee-based and self-employed full or part time and), but the PATC restriction does not apply this year either. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • Successful career management doesn't happen just by luck. It calls for constantly monitoring your sense of success (Am I where I believe I should be in my career?) and your sense of fulfillment (Am I experiencing satisfaction from the work I do?). Career management is an on-going process; it calls for skills in job search techniques, knowing how to promote your value to your employer, and keeping up with your industry and profession, as these areas change and develop. This new collection of articles from Today's Engineer will be useful to you, regardless of whether you are looking for a job, wondering if you are valued as much as you should be in your organization, or pondering the future of engineering as a vehicle for innovation and productivity. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • This publication will address such topics as your reasons for becoming a consultant; how to become a better networker; and how to incorporate the new social media into your practice. Having these topics in a centralized location will be convenient for your reference, as you build and incorporate new ideas into your practice. Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.99
  • This latest compilation volume covers topics that have concerned (and sometimes perplexed) engineers for years, if not decades. Among the highlighted articles are how engineers manage their careers, the future of the profession, and the role of the engineer, as seen by the general public. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • Updated for 2010, this e-book is a concise, step-by-step guide to compiling and organizing important personal information in advance of your or a family member's death, so that survivors can more easily handle necessary tasks following the loss of a loved one. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • Many engineers are excellent writers, adroit at taking on technology's toughest challenges and using language to clearly and cogently describe what they have learned. Indeed, engineering's history has been marked by important works written clearly and competently by engineers. In the following pages you will meet some engineers, engineers of every stripe, who are also award winning and much lauded writers of poems, short stories and novels. Each of these engineers has been successful in the world of literature, and their competence with language undermines any claims that engineers can't write. They will explore the differences and similarities found within writing and engineering; offer some thoughts on how engineers can conceptualize their writing to improve their reports, articles, proposals and other documents; and, hopefully, show why engineers, one and all, should be able to write -- and write very well. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Good writing comes from hard, diligent work. Engineers understand what that means in their profession. In writing, that effort means giving our writing a close read, and testing it in every way. As in our engineering efforts, these tests are conducted to identify problems. And when problems are found, we must then develop effective solutions. With writing, these tests involve using our critical eye to detect any aspects of our writing that are unclear, wordy, vague, inaccurate, missing, or unneeded. We understand the purpose of our writing and read it, edit, rewrite and reread it, until we are sure it accomplishes that purpose as directly and effectively as possible. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The competencies needed to lead and manage continue to be misunderstood.  As a society, we focus on leadership as demonstrated by politicians, industry executives and individual effort related to some major accomplishment. This book discusses managing and leading as related to technical professionals and their managers. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Engineers and scientists are frequently required to present technical information to a broad spectrum of individuals, including co-workers, executives and potential clients in a variety of formats, such as conference papers, training materials and funding proposals. Even if you do not present conference papers or other formal presentations, you must present your ideas and opinions daily, in a clear and concise manner.  Without a strategy and appropriate preparation, a presentation will be unfocused, not apply, or fail completely.  Book 1 of this four-book series outlines a framework to help you prepare for your next presentation. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • As a consultant is preparing a proposal or negotiating a contract, one of the primary concerns is deciding how much to charge. To establish a fixed price or a fee that is both competitive and fair, the consultant needs to know what other consultants working in similar fields charge. In response to this need, the Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks (AICN) conducts national fee surveys of its members. This report on the IEEE-USA 2009 Consultants Fee Survey provides the profile of typical self-employed and independent technical consultants, including their education, experience, business practices, median earnings and hourly fee. Member: $6.38 Non-Member: $7.99
  • This e-book is a guide for engineering students who are about to begin their career, or the engineer who is just launching his or her career. A number of practical ideas and thoughts are suggested that can help you make lifelong learning a priority in pursuing an exciting and rewarding career. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • Becoming an effective leader is important, because effective leadership can make the difference between a good organization and a great organization. A compilation of insights from numerous scholarly references and the author's personal leadership experiences, Launching Your Career: A Practitioner's Guide to Leadership provides a starting point for those interested in becoming more effective leaders by stimulating thought, motivating practice, and inspiring reflection. This succinct e-book covers the spectrum of leadership development, including leadership theories, principles of leadership, leadership traits, the distinction between managers and leaders, team composition and diversity of opinion, individual and group dynamics and running effective meetings. Member: FREE Non-Member: $7.99
  • The 2010 IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey is the 23rd compensation study IEEE-USA has published. The aim of the project is to provide timely information on current and long-term trends related to the income, salary and benefits of IEEE members in the United States. This information is critical for accurate understanding of compensation practices in this profession, including how those practices impact individual engineers. Member: $25.00 Non-Member: $50.00
  • What it Takes to be an Innovator, the fourth and final e-book in the Innovation series focuses on the critical element in innovation, what an innovator brings to an organization, and what characteristics and attitudes they display. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • Fostering an Innovation Culture, the third of four e-books written to provide the reader with an understanding of the fundamentals of converting ideas into innovations, provides the fundamentals for developing a culture that supports innovation. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The second e-book in the Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value series focuses on the innovation process itself. It teaches the fundamentals related to the innovation process; presents various models with their limitations; describes the innovation design process; considers the issues in developing a process model; suggests a generic model and describes organizing for innovation. Member: FREE Non-Member: $9.99
  • The 2009 IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey is the 22nd compensation study IEEE-USA has published to provide timely information on current and long-term trends related to the income, salary and benefits of IEEE members in the United States. This information is critical for accurate understanding of compensation practices in this profession, including how those practices impact individual engineers. Member: $25.00 Non-Member: $50.00
  • In The Best of Backscatter from Today's Engineer, Vol. 2, compiled from the Today's Engineer archives, distinguished author, editor and engineer Donald Christiansen tackles topics such as engineering vs. marketing, the MBA degree, Internet search technology, and others with wit, wisdom and a unique perspective. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • The first e-book in IEEE-USA's new Innovation Series, Doing Innovation:  Creating Economic Value -- Perspectives on Innovation, is written by Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor, Retired 3M Director of Engineering, and President of IEEE's Technology Management Council. Topics in Perspectives on Innovation include:  An Historical Background of Innovation; Ambiguities Associated with Innovation; Basic Concepts Associated with Innovation; Continuum from Idea to Innovation; Types of Innovation; and How Innovation Takes Place. Member: $7.99 Non-Member: $9.99
  • In Perspectives on the Management of Technology, IEEE Technology Management Council President'Gus Gaynor provides an overview of the discipline of Management of Technology (MOT), including general background, current status of MOT, steps needed to develop MOT as a recognized academic discipline and provide a positive impact on industry operations. Managing any professional is an oxymoron. Why? Because it's difficult, if not impossible, to manage knowledge workers (in the classical sense) who are hired to demonstrate their thinking, their creativity, and their dedication in developing new products, new services and new processes. The best any manager can do is manage the activities of technology professionals and the interaction with other professionals in meeting organizational objectives. Technology managers must differentiate between managing technology professionals and managing their activities. What does this technology manager and technology professional relationship have to do with managing technology? Managing technology goes far beyond managing engineering operations: it requires a change in the mindset of the technology professionals and their managers; both need to expand their roles in meeting organizational results. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99


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