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Entrepreneurial Skills for Engineers Unit 8: Leading the team

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Unit overview

This unit will help you understand different approaches to leading teams, from supporting colleagues so that they can perform to the best of their ability to enabling you to be a confident and effective leader for the organisation. On completing this unit you will better understand different collaborative working approaching and strategies for colleagues, partners and investors in your business.

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This course is authored by the Nathu Puri Institute (NPI) for Engineering and Enterprise, which was established in 2011 at London South Bank University (LSBU). The Institute conducts research and shares its findings on integrated approaches to engineering education, with the aim of fostering confidence and enterprise in learning and practice. This course was written by the Director of the Institute, Professor Simon Philbin, along with Thomas Empson, Robin Jones, Paul Mansell, Mausam Gaurav and Pavan Kumar Sala.

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What you will learn
• Understand how to team up with others to compensate for your weaknesses and add to your strengths as well as supporting team members to perform at their best.
• Explain how to co-create with your team and build the relevant strategies and procedures needed for a collaborative working environment.
• Describe how to pitch effectively to investors and/or donors.
• Understand the value created by digital technologies and in teaming up with distributed communities.
Who should learn
Engineers with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Engineers looking to develop new products and services, or setting up a new business area or a new start-up company. Engineers working in large companies as well as entrepreneurial engineers who are looking to set up or have already set up a new company.

Job titles include:
• Engineer (mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, industrial engineer, chemical engineer, etc.)
• Project engineer
• Design engineer
• Process engineer
• Quality engineer
• Project manager, programme manager
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