ACE What Is Included

Examples of What Is Included In Steven’s ACE Program
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ACE Trial Access subscribers have access to a limited number of recorded past tele-seminars and mini-courses. This gives ACE Trial Access members an opportunity to test how applicable ACE membership is to your technical career advancement.

What ACE Trial Access Members Receive:

  • ACE Mentoring Tele-seminar on “Micro-management” (part 1).
  • ACE Mentoring Tele-seminar on “Micro-management” (part 2).
  • ACE Mentoring Tele-seminar on “Managing Your Career Life-Cycle”.
  • ACE Kick-Start Module Mini-Course “Taking Initiative”.
  • ACE Kick-Start Module Mini-Course “How To Be On A Team”.
  • ACE Kick-Start Module Mini-Course “Leading Like A Partner”.
  • Bonus #1: Presentation on “Transitioning from Technical to Managerial”.
  • Bonus #2: Presentation on “Transitioning from Technical to Leader”.

What ACE Prime Access Members Receive:

  • All of the Trial Access Material listed above
  • Online training programs
  • Live and pre-recorded podcasts
  • Archive of all Mentoring Tele-Seminars
  • Archive of all ten Mini-Course Modules
  • 12-Part, Online Mini-Series titled “Advancing Up the Technology Management Ladder”
  • More presentations
  • Articles
  • Videos
  • And much, much more

Below are examples of some of the material available to Prime Members.


12-Part Audio Series/Tutorial
“Advancing Up the Technology Management Ladder”

The following audio files are available to all ACE Mentoring Premium Access Members (beginning on the second month of ACE membership) and comprise a tutorial on advancing your engineering career, including advancing into management.

Audio: Advance Module #1: “Communication is Everything”
Duration: 50 minutes
I assume your are technically competent. That is what your college education provided. Now the next necessary step required for your career success is your ability to communicate effectively. In fact, your ability to communicate effectively will determine how rapidly you advance in your career. This audio file will start you on the path to successful communication.

Audio: Advance Module #2: “Effective Human Communication Models”
Duration: 45 minutes
Different ways to think about human communication can help you make sense of how people interact with you.

Audio: Advance Module #3: “Getting Noticed-Being A Star In Your Technical Organization”
Duration: 50 minutes
Ok, you are doing a good job as a engineer. People rely on you for technical answers. But is that all there is? Definitely not. How do you get noticed for more than your technical capabilities? How do you get noticed as the person your boss wants to promote and wants to give the challenging and interesting projects to? Listen to this audio to find out.

Audio: Advance Module #4: “The Ten Pitfalls”
Duration: 55 minutes
Learn the ten behaviors that make you a good engineer but actually can stand in your way to advancement.

Audio: Advance Module #5: “The Ten Secrets of Success”
Duration: 55 minutes
Learn how to turn the ten behaviors that block your advancement into strengths that will ensure your career growth.

Audio: Advance Module #6: “Behavioral Subroutines”
Duration: 55 minutes
Do you choose your behaviors or do you “run” on automatic? You would be surprised at the level of choice you think you have in your work environment. In this audio, Steven presents a new way of thinking about how to choose your best behavior in a given situation.

Audio: Advance Module #7: “Contextual Management”
Duration: 55 minutes
How should you manage? How should you lead? Should you be consistent in your management and leadership styles or should you be flexible in any given situation? In this audio Steven addresses these fundamental questions about management and leadership.

Audio: Advance Module #8: “The Six Functions of the Executive”
Duration: 55 minutes
Whether you are a technical lead, a supervisor, a manager, or an executive, is there a way to know what you should be doing in order to be successful. Actually there is and it starts with these six functions. The tasks in each function will vary depending upon where you are in your organization, but if you perform these six functions you are 99% of the way to success.

Audio: Advance Module #9: “The Art and Skill of Delegation”
Duration: 50 minutes
(Originally presented as a teleseminar.) Everyone says it is important to know how to delegate. Delegate! we are told. But how do you decide who to delegate to? How is successful delegation really performed? How do you ensure success while not micromanaging? This audio file will present a completely new and extremely effective way of delegating that you can apply immediately.

Audio: Advance Module #10: “Succeeding Without Micromanaging-Part 1-3”
Duration: 170 minutes
It seems that every engineer is afraid of being micro-managed and every manager is afraid of being called a micro-manager. The bottom line is that this fear often produces ineffective managers and stumbling engineers. Is there a solution to the “micro-management dilemma?” You bet there is. Listen to these audios and find out.

Audio: Advance Module #11: “Case Studies”
Duration: 50 minutes
Here are some real-world, case studies of management and leadership situations and the solutions that worked.

Audio: Advance Module #12: “Putting It All Together”
Duration: 50 minutes
Ok. You have listened to all the Advance Modules and now lets wrap up what you’ve learned. In this audio I’ll give you the next step in your career journey.



Bonus Audio Presentations

The following are available to all ACE Mentoring Trial Access Members and ACE Mentoring Premium Access Members

Audio: “Transitioning from Technologist to Leader” (from a 2 CD set)
What does it take to become a manager?

Audio #1 Duration: 63 minutes
Audio #2 Duration: 47 minutes
Presenter: Steven Cerri presents the personal changes in mental maps and behaviors necessary to transition from engineer to manager/leader.
As your career moves from a technical professional role to that of a Team Leader, Supervisor, Program Manager, Director and beyond, your success is determined by how well you step up to the new, different, and often overwhelming challenges placed before you. Those new challenges are not technical but managerial. Often you can get promoted because you do your individual technical tasks well and the assumption is that “if you can do your engineering/technical job well you can obviously manage other engineers doing the same or similar jobs.” Right? Often this assumption is completely wrong! It’s a myth. In fact, there are plenty of myths out there regarding what you have to do in order to successfully transition from technical professional to technical manager.

In these two audios (taken from a 2-CD set) Steven Cerri will expose the five major myths that are often used to rationalize an engineer’s promotion to manager and show why they do not work and why the are not true. His will then replace those myths with four tools that will clearly define your success as a technical manager and show you why this new approach to the selection and preparation of new managers works so well and has a much higher success rate. He’ll also include a plan for making your transition to management. These files will provide you with a whole new way of thinking about your career and your transitions to management.

Audio plus PDF: “Transitioning from Technical to Managerial”
The pitfalls to avoid in transitioning from engineer to manager

Duration: 50 minutes
Presenter: Steven Cerri presents the behaviors and attitudes to avoid and what to have instead in order to make a successful transition from engineer to manager.
It is often the case that good engineers are offered management or lead positions just because they are good at their technical work. The concept is, “If you can perform your engineering work well you can obviously lead people doing the same work.” Unfortunately that is not the case. In this presentation Steven presents the behaviors that, while making us successful engineers, may well interfere with our successful move into management.

And much, much more is added on a regular basis!