Are you competent?
Seriously, think about it. Of course, we all agree on the importance of being competent, but what are we actually doing about staying competent? Most of you will probably say, “I stay competent by practicing my profession.” That sounds reasonable, doesn't it? But is that enough to stay competitive, to be considered for the work that is interesting and rewarding?
Most of us don't spend much thought on formal training and educating ourselves. Sure, when a new