Leadership qualities such as vision, drive, passion, persistence, emotional intelligence and communication skills as well as a global outlook and the ability to view problems and challenges through a systematic mindset are amongst key attributes which define influential engineers in Australia today, a member of the advisory panel for Engineers Australia Magazine’s recent 2014 Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers says.

In a recent interview, Professor Michael Dureau AM, an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney and deputy chair of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering told Sourceable engineers who advance to positions of leadership and influence combine many of the conventional attributes common to successful leaders with the ability…