Confidence, courage and passion are all items Anthony and I have written on before in our many articles over the years. Channeled in the right way, these personal characteristics will help anyone achieve a vision of future success. But left to their own devices, they can cause you a lot of challenge in both crafting and leading a successful career.
Look no further than the implosion of Enron or the Deepwater Horizon disaster to see what can happen when ego, ambition and drive are left to operate free of a moral compass or controls on goals. These are definitely outlier situations involving very large amounts of money and impacting thousands, if not millions, of lives.
So how does this apply to you sitting in your engineering job? [Read more…]