October 7, 2019

Experience vs expertise

When you want to hire someone, collaborate with someone, do business with someone, do you prefer them to have experience or expertise?

Which do you think is more important?

Experience is a matter of showing up and putting in the time. Does experience necessarily = expertise?

When you ask for experience, are you using it as a proxy measure when you can’t assess expertise?

What about you? How can you ‘harvest’ expertise from your experience?

Reflection?
Growth mindset?
Seeking continual improvements?
Looking for the learning to be gained from the experience?

It seems like attitude is the key.

What is your attitude to what you experience?

Do you ask, “How can I get through this and put it behind me?”
Or do you ask, “How can I learn from this so I can do better next time?”

Here are some useful questions to help you harvest expertise.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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