Understanding skills and experience

The lack of understanding of the following quote is a very real issue in today's society. Experience is not gained in a classroom. Skills yes, experience no. Take young people with skills and pair them with a leader who has the experience, and you have a winning team. Take young people and pair them with an inexperienced leader, and you have, in many cases, chaos. Thomas Watson shows in the following quote; he is an experienced leader.

"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?" Thomas John Watson Sr., IBM



My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker

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