The Intern Diaries: Week Three
Another amazing week with the Super Six. Watching them become a subculture is fascinating. They work intensely on their own, then pair off, then they cluster. They draw each other in and something wonderful happens. You can see the attachments as if they were drawn in the air above their heads. And because they are all so very Coherent (such a special quality, we have begun to capitalize it,) this crazy entrepreneurial world we inhabit doesn’t faze them, even when we are approaching warp speed.
After only two weeks, during which the first five were oriented, given assignments, put through our standard four hour consultant/agent training, and let loose, we asked them to present their projects at our weekly management meeting. (Our sixth, only being with us for two days operated the technology – they integrated her into their subculture right away!) And present they did, PowerPoints and all.
So what did I learn from them this week?
Most of the time, Role trumps age and experience.
In plain English, who you are is more important than what you’ve done. Yes, I did know that in the intellectual sense. But it never ceases to amaze me, and amazement is the substrate within which you get new appreciation. You no longer just know. You *know*.
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