THE MOST IMPORTANT skill a tech can have

I knew a tech when I was just starting who was hands down, no questions asked the best technician at the company I worked. EVERYONE, we are talking over 60 techs… we all knew it.

His name was Mike Gillford 

Being the little brown nosing ladder climber I was, I made a complete study of mike and found three things about him.

#1 – He read stuff. When a new product came out he would read up on it, data tags, product data, bulletins etc…

#2 – He didn’t talk much. There was no need. He proved what he knew by what he did more than what he said.

#3 – this is the big one. This is the one that I am confident is the trait that made him who he was. He was humble, willing to wrong and willing to learn. 

Let that sink in a minute…

Sure Mike had an ego like we all do. He didn’t like being corrected and he wanted to do things right. 

But… (and it’s a big but)

He never let his ego get in the way of growing. If you had something to share that would benefit him and others he kept an open mind and was willing to accept it.

That’s a hard pill to swallow.

I still want to be like Mike.

— Bryan

One comment

  1. Genry Garcia says:

    Great post! Personally, I find that the more I learn the more I realize much I still don’t know. I too would like to be like your friend Mike.

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