Thursday, August 25, 2011

An expert is...

A good teacher or an expert is someone who, after listening to you for five seconds, knows :

  • what you know,
  • what you don't know,
  • what you want to know, and
  • what you need to know in order to achieve what you want to know.
Otherwise both of you will be spending unproductive hours going around each other repeatedly.  I am sure you have see this only too often, where two parties confuse each other on different frequencies.

Hence, if you are offering advice, do take a step back and spend five seconds to figure out what the other person knows, does not know, and wants to know, so as to offer what he needs to know.