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Insights / December 7, 2016

Make Leaders, Not Needers

By Evan Heisler

Working in technology, we spend a significant amount of time and effort in the transference of knowledge. Maybe it’s because our field evolves so quickly, but we are always learning. This means someone is doing the teaching. It might be your co-workers, a blog post, a book, a conference. Whatever the format, when it’s your turn to teach, you have a responsibility to give the learner all the tools necessary to succeed. Don’t hold back. Don’t half-ass it. Give them the benefit of doubt and assume they are ready for whatever you can give them. You, the student and society will be better for it.