SQL Server Life 3 - Mentoring
Steve Jones from SQLServerCentral.com
asked in his editorial from the 5th of July to write 4 posts about what it is like to work in our field of SQL Server.
So here goes - post #3
One of the things that I really enjoy is seeing people learn.
My best jobs was when I was a software instructor (Digital, Oracle and Microsoft).
Having somebody grasp a new concept or learn a new skill is so rewarding.
I have got to the stage where I have no ego about knowing something and not sharing it.
Sharing knowledge is a sign of maturity and confidence.
It can also save you work, or a call in the middle of the night.
Explaining why you are doing a task a certain way, challenges your depth of knowledge and communication skills. It can also lead to you challenging the way you think and do things. Remember that a solution for one person, may not work for another and you may need to rethink.
Spend a little time, tell somebody why and hopefully they will learn and get better.