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Technocrati
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5/12/2016 | 2:28:51 PM
IT Pro's and Knowledge Sharing ? Only So Much......

"..Tech pros should have the ability and patience to share knowledge and mentor employees both inside and outside their IT organization."

 

I love the "should" in this statement.  It has been my experience that Tech pros normally only share so much.   A lot of surface information but the details that matter most always seem to be unclear.

 

I am sure this is an effort to protect their job, but most IT pros know the surface details, it knowing the details of the details that makes one better than average.

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5/12/2016 | 8:28:52 AM
Confidence
Under the Confidence, Polite Assertiveness section there is mention that new IT pros don't trust their own instincts, I've actually seen the opposite over the years.  Normally they come out of the gates with different ways to do everything and have to be corralled a bit before they start doing things that will make for a lot of clean up later.  Presenting those ideas doesn't seem to be much of a problem either, they may not know how to express why they think their ideas would work best but from what I've seen most of them are very confident in their ability to do things.
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5/12/2016 | 8:08:42 AM
Communication
I was waiting to find communication on the list, so good to see it so early on. This is so important for tech-heads, as so often you will find yourself explaining something technical so someone who doesn't intrinsically understand it can do so. 

That requires patience and a good understanding of language. It's vital.
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