RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site

Subject: RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site
From: "Diane Newbury" <dnewbury -at- execpc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 09:08:28 -0500

Jo and Bruce --

Elegantly stated. It seems that these things are always about finding and
understanding AND learning to be comfortable with that gray area in the
middle. I'm not sure there's anything else I can add to what you've both
said -- it just seems redundant! So, have a good Friday and thank you!

Diane (here in rainy, gray Wisconsin - just waiting for some more sunshine)
Newbury Consulting LLC

Jo Byrd wrote:

>These myths persist because of the "grain of truth" contained in them.
>Being a good trainer/speller/writer makes it EASIER for you to do your
>job well.


>Not sure which is worse: someone who knows the subject inside and out
>but can't impart it clearly, or someone who can impart it with the best
>but doesn't know squat about it!

Bruce Byfield wrote:

> Diane Newbury wrote:
>> The most common and
>> most frustrating comment that I hear again and again is: "A good
>> trainer can
>> train anything."
> Or, in alternate forms, "A good seller can sell anything," or "A good
> writer can write about anything."
> I put all of these into the subclass of half-truths that flourish
> because our culture seems unable to handle ambiguity or subtlety of
> thought. It's a half-truth because, no matter what you teach, sell, or
> write, there is a body of transferable skills that can help you adjust
> quickly to most situations. But, as I'm sure you know, it's also half
> a lie, because the key to all these activities is to know your
> subject. But people latch on to the half-truth, and nothing seems to
> shake their devotion to it.


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