In my consulting career I had the opportunity to get drop-shipped into many interesting I.T. organizations. Invariably, there were one or more team members whose value to the organization completely mystified me at first, but became abundantly clear over time.
New blogger Alex McCafferty at the SquirreLog has a post entitled We Are Not All The Same, which involves his experience as an African hot air balloon pilot and a bit of an epiphany regarding diversity of this sort.
Now if only I could have been drop-shipped into those I.T. projects via hot air balloon - that would have increased my effectiveness dramatically! I know it would have increased my job satisfaction dramatically.
posted by Mike at 11:12 PM