founder of naked leader
Thought For The Week
YOU can never know everything that you need to know about your chosen area of excellence, but you must know quite a lot.
Your knowledge needs to be grounded, not just in academia, but also in the real world of business, organisations and life. If you want to be an obvious expert, and not just an academic expert, knowledge alone is not enough. As an expert you must know how to apply it, and how to help others apply it.
Being a true expert is about knowing a lot but they can learn from others too. We can all continue to learn from other people and improve as people too.
Sometimes when you think about it it's best not to know much about anything. Therefore not much is expected of you and you can then over achieve.
I don't think you can ever know too much about your specialist subject. It really is about absorbing the information and making sure you learn it.Sometimes it takes a few questions thrown at you to test whether you are really ready.