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Donna @ PEMF-Devices

Thanks Brett for some great tips. Learning is part and parcel of growing into the role and this where we should start!

Iris Jones

All the five steps that you mentioned there are important steps in the professional ladder, I would like to practice all and grow as a person, manager, and part of the team, or any position that will start. Thank you for share with us.


There is the mentality that one is not qualified to do a task if one has not been officially trained for it. It supposedly justifies having to be spoon fed on how to do things. It's an excuse for a lack of professional curiosity and researching something independently.
HR types also fall into this trap. I have worked with programmable logic controllers, yet had little in the way of training, more understanding the fundamentals and reading the manual. Yet since I do not have the "certificate" for that task (even though I have an engineering degree and a professional engineering license), I am not "qualified" according to some, even if the systems I commissioned met or exceeded client expectations.

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