I was pondering this one day, and I decided to ask the question on Twitter.
Twitter Friends: What one skill separates good IT consultants from bad ones?
— Chris Poteet (@chrispoteetpro) January 3, 2013
I got some good responses.
@chrispoteetpro Fantastic communication skills and the ability to quickly understand the (business) need, the true outcome/goal.
— Sherman Woo (@SPSherm) January 3, 2013
@chrispoteetpro communication or social skills!
— Marrell Sanders (@TechRevMarrell) January 3, 2013
— Ken Glover (@GloverKen) January 3, 2013
— James Love (@jimmywim) January 3, 2013
@chrispoteetpro I say it's a terrible question. that being said, I guess I'd have to go with frankness.
— Stacy Draper (@stacyDraper) January 3, 2013
— Nancy Settle-Murphy (@nsettlemurphy) January 3, 2013
I’m interested what my other readers/subscribers think about this important question? If you asked me, I would say the answer lies in communication because as Marrell Sanders says: “a highly skilled jerk is still a jerk.”