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Expertise in your career

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Milpool, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. fwiffo

    fwiffo Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine you need expertise to be a mid level manager. So I guess I am competent. But then I see many peers who lack both and still survive.

    I'm always reminded that management is repetitive, boring and no one makes a movie about it.
     
  2. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Well-Known Member

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    I'm asked about once a quarter to speak on public assistance fraud. Given that I stutter, I'm somewhat amused, flattered.
     
  3. Teacher

    Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I have neither expertise nor competence. However, I am a commanding figure and know how to impress people.

    My stars...that is impressive.

    I'd say when other people who do what you do contact you on a regular basis for advice, that is a sign of expertise, or when organizations of your peers ask you to speak.

    Well then.... [​IMG]

    I'm asked about once a quarter to speak on public assistance fraud. Given that I stutter, I'm somewhat amused, flattered.

    I used to stammer, but not since I was a kid.
     
  4. dragon8

    dragon8 Well-Known Member

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    So that brings up one of the points in the discussion I had: what is more economical, lots of competent workers or one expert?

    Defintely competent workers.

    I am a jedi in my field.

    You may think so young padawan[​IMG]
     
  5. tesseract

    tesseract Well-Known Member

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    Expertly competent at it.

    My core competence is expertise.

    impressive.
     
  6. cross22

    cross22 Well-Known Member

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    Tax lawyering definitely requires expertise... I am certainly not an expert but that takes time given the subject matter.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    There are only a couple of hundred people in the world who do what I do; while I'm not an expert in the sense that there are academics in the field who know the details much better than I do, I am more than competent in applications, and knowing how the details affect applications.

    Another cool point I have recently realized is that because it is so complicated, and because I can explain it clearly but without dumbing it down -- that combines to make me impressive. I can deal with that.

    ~ H
     
  8. SField

    SField Well-Known Member

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    Another cool point I have recently realized is that because it is so complicated, and because I can explain it clearly but without dumbing it down -- that combines to make me impressive.

    ~ H


    One of my mentors, and definitely one of the most accomplished people of the last century in food, told me that that is the basic element of mastery.
     
  9. TGPlastic

    TGPlastic Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably one of a handful of lawyers who can be keep you out of jail in MD/DC when you get caught with a few hundred units of heroin in your SUV.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    I am expert in the market I operate and pretty highly regarded in my field generally. The absence of any other experts in my industry in my market means that I have to make something of a personal priority to keeping my own skills up, it would be very very easy to fall behind here. So...I do.
     
  11. deadly7

    deadly7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably one of a handful of lawyers who can be keep you out of jail in MD/DC when you get caught with a few hundred units of heroin in your SUV.

    Please check your PMs.
     
  12. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    Please check your PMs.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. chas

    chas Well-Known Member

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    I work in a niche field and advise my clients on a very specific kind of risk. I feel confident that I could defend my work or recommendations to anybody in the field that I am in.

    I don't know if this makes me an expert or not. You tell me.
     

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