A recent survey of engineering society members found nearly half of them reporting that their jobs require management skills. What's more, many said that a much as 60% of a typical work day is spent performing management-related tasks. The survey was sponsored by Engineering Management Certification International, part of the ASME Standards and Certification Sector. Between January and August last year, Deloitte & Touche LLP interviewed about 1,900 engineers, members of ASME and also of three other professional societies, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Deloitte & Touche's survey also included interviews with senior engineering and management executives from 30 companies focused on science, technology, or engineering. During the course of the interviews, three management challenges facing industry emerged as crucial concerns among those executives. One is an impending shortage of engineers. Another is globalization. Yet another is the complexity of innovation.