A manager who listens well…
– will be told more
– will be confided in
– will understand their people better
– will resolve conflicts easier
– will be listened to
When your people are talking to you, are you really listening, or are you starting to think about what you are going to say next? Even if you hear their words, are you sure that you understand their meaning? Language lends itself to misunderstanding as easily as understanding. This makes for great comedy, unless the joke is at the expense of you and your team.
This month the Bay Area Engineering Managers Support Group takes a good look at listening. Effective techniques will be presented and modeled. Then the real fun begins. Each participant will get to practice active listening skills by role-playing scenarios taken from the real world.
We will be starting at 6:30 PM, and will once again enjoy the hospitality of Rearden Commerce, as they provide us with great facilities and tasty food.
Engineering Managers Support Group – March Meetup
Wednesday, March 26th
Rearden Commerce World Headquarters
1051 E. Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
6:30 – 7:00
Networking and food
Katie will be in the lobby to ferry folks up. If she’s not there when you arrive, you can hail her at: 650.387.4551
7:00 – 8:00
We take a good look at listening.
8:00 – 9:00
Round-table discussion of your engineering management issues
Bring your questions and get ideas and feedback from your fellow engineering managers.