Thursday, March 28, 2013

No Experts Please

We don't necessarily need more experts.  

We need people who know enough to start, with a strong desire to do excellent work and to continuing learning more.

In the last couple of months, my boss* has commented on two people who have been a big help to him as he looks to them for advice in his role at Camp of Champions.  What stood out to me is that he specifically mentioned these two individuals were not experts in their specific field, they merely knew enough to get started.  What they had over the experts however, is a strong desire to do excellent work equally matched with a desire to continually learn more.

Why is that type of person better than an expert?  Lots of reasons, but mostly because they are more teachable, approachable and humble.

What does that mean for you?

It means that we don't need you to be an expert.  We need you to know enough to start, and have a strong desire to do excellent work and to continue learning more.

*Thanks Brad!

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