• Adam Thurgar

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.


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