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Now also available in audiobook format

​Decoding Your STEM Career is a must-read for STEM graduates who aspire to be the technical leaders and executives of our next generation. It is also for mid-level technical managers who seek to move up the corporate ladder but don’t know how to differentiate themselves from their peers. The real-world, practical advice yields several “lightbulb” moments that you are unlikely to ever forget. Pete Devenyi highlights ten broad capabilities that technology leaders must develop and nurture in order to achieve their full potential. The author discusses his learnings and techniques through a collection of compelling, real-world stories selected from his own 37-year technology journey. He shares the importance of a never-ending commitment to technical education but recognizes that it can only propel a leader so far. It is critical to develop many additional skills as well, such the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of settings, to maintain composure in high-pressure situations, and to learn to listen with a genuine intent to understand. Technologists who commit to acquiring all the skills outlined in the book are far more likely to rise to senior executive levels in major corporations.