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Professional Development - A Recipe for Success

Originally appearing at ForITPros.com. 

My friend Joe Webb's father-in-law spent most of his adult life as a cardiologist. That's a highly specialized and highly technical area in the field of medicine that deals with the heart. Not every physician can claim to be a cardiologist. It requires rigorous training under the close supervision of an existing cardiologist. That period of training and supervision is called a fellowship.

Likewise, many building trades such as electricians, plumbers, and machinists undergo a period of training from someone with more experience. The Apprentice becomes a Journeyman, the Journeyman becomes a Master.

The world of IT leadership is not nearly as structured. Any individual contributor can be promoted into a leadership position. The company hopes that the new manager will share his technical expertise and acumen with his team.

Read the rest of this article at HERE.

 -Kevin

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Published Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:05 AM by KKline

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About KKline

Kevin Kline is a well-known database industry expert, author, and speaker. Kevin is a long-time Microsoft MVP and was one of the founders of PASS, www.sqlpass.org.

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