Every successful company has them. They’re the lifeblood of their organisations. Linchpins essential to getting things done and doing them extremely well. More commonly we know them as experts.
Experts are always in popular demand and they come in all manner of different flavours.
Of course they are just everyday people, regular folks, like you and me. Regular folks that is, who one day decided that they want to be outstanding at what they do!
What’s So Great About Being An Expert Anyway?
There are many common as well as individually unique reasons why you might want to be outstanding at what you do, to be an expert.
Some of the benefits to being an expert include:
- Establishing yourself as the go-to-guy (or girl)
- Being at the forefront of your customers and managers minds (particularly come review time)
- Recognition as an authority of your subject
- Increased opportunity
- Investment in you professionally
Knowledge & Skill
- Continually increase your knowledge and improve your skills
- Focus your learning and strive to further develop skill in your chosen art
- People trust and value your opinion
- Your decisions can shape the world around you
- Be the first in line for the difficult, demanding and interesting projects, work and opportunities.
These are some of the more general motivations however being the expert that you want to be is an individual choice.
What might an expert look like in your role/company?
What opportunities and challenging projects could open up to you as an expert?
Become The Expert “You” Want To Be
Being an expert is not about being the very best at something. It is about being the best that YOU can be.
Here are some of things you will might wish to consider on the journey to becoming the expert that you want to be:
- Strengths – What are you good at? How can you excel at these even more?
- Weaknesses - What might you need to learn in order to progress? Are there any particular obstacles holding you back?
- Continued Investment – Make a commitment to continually invest in your skills development. (Here’s how)
- Customer Focus
- Who are your customers?
- What are their needs and wants?
- Are you providing them with an “Outstanding” service? (5 Days To Outstanding DBA Customer Service)
- You and Your Manager
- What are your goals and are you on target to achieving them? (what is the purpose of your role)
- Is you manager aware of your expertise and how you can contribute?
- What would need to happen/change in order for you to be your manager’s go-to-person?
These are just some of the things you will want to consider when determining how to become the expert that you want to be. What does being an expert mean for you?
The rewards of being an expert are clear. Make the decision to be outstanding and to become the expert that you want to be.