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Re: Interpersonal skills needed for Network Engineers

  • From: Henry Linneweh
  • Date: Sun Feb 17 15:22:57 2008
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Funny that this issue came up, I recently took a class in Interpersonal Communications,
which are essential in the "New Workforce", I highly recommend such classes to everyone,
makes life so much easier, since it impacts every aspect of how the world perceives you, and how
you foster perceptions and validate other people and their issues....

----- Original Message ----
From: R. Irving <[email protected]>
To: Bill Nash <[email protected]>
Cc: Kim Onnel <[email protected]>; NANOG list <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:36:17 PM
Subject: Re: Interpersonal skills needed for Network Engineers

Proof read, and corrected.
* sigh *

time to call it a day.    :-\

R. Irving wrote:
> Kim Onnel wrote:
> <snip>
>>> In my humble experience, i have came across people that i just feel
>>> they are
>>> not right for such technical jobs, people would act and take their
>>> golden
>>> fingers to the devices without logic and others who has more of a
>>> structured
>>> approach to solving problems and thinking, some that will crank under
>>> pressure and just loose it and others who will act rationally.
> The Executive Summary:
> You know those techs that are easy to understand,
> and communicate so effectively,
> almost always seeing things your way ?
> Those are the sycophants, Jungian type "E's".
> You know those techs that always seem to
> be talking over your head, and telling you things
> don't work the way you think, always screaming caution ?
> Those are your *real* techs, Jungian type "I".
> Why can't most managers figure this out ?
> See:  Alpha Male Syndrome, by our friends at
> (Kate Ludeman, PhD, and Eddie Erlandson, MD)
>  :-P
> </noise><signal>