- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-AIChE; 1 edition (October 6, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470377372
- ISBN-13: 978-0470377376
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,591,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
"What, apart from your technical competence, is important in your career?"
From the Preface
The training path for engineers focuses intensely on scientific and technical knowledge. Yet, our professional and personal satisfaction and success also depend on othertraits that make us more effective and productive. In this thought-provoking book, author Alan Rossiter provides practical guidance in developing these skills.
Professional Excellence: Beyond Technical Competence:
Provides tools and tips to help you become more effective in your work, while also balancing your life
Defines seven key elements or characteristics
Includes anecdotes from Rossiter's own vast experience
Features inspiring quotations from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Socrates, Confucius, Will Rogers, John F. Kennedy, the Bible, and more
Covers topics and disciplines including ethics, psychology, philosophy, communication, time management, and more
Includes questions after each chapter that can be used for group discussion or personal reflection
A perfect gift for graduating college students or young professionals, this is also an enlightening book for the seasoned practitioner who finds that work is becoming all-consuming. It's a simple read for time-pressured professionals and business people who want to enhance their professional excellence.
About the Author
Alan Rossiter, PHD, is President of Rossiter & Associates, an industrial process improvement consulting company working primarily in the field of energy efficiency. In addition to consulting projects for companies such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and BP, he provides training courses in pinch analysis and energy management. He also runs a separate series of courses in communication skills, engineering ethics, and professional excellence. Dr. Rossiter has more than twenty-five years of process engineering and management experience, and authored more than fifty publications, including numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles. He is a chartered engineer, a registered professional engineer (Texas), and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).