Forget #7 - make it 9 things
Sorry if I'm piling on, but if #7 is a deal-killer for being in IT, we're in bad shape. There are two kinds of people in the world - those who know that humans are incredibly poor at multi-tasking, and those who don't. The latter are prone to making burnt matches out of themselves for no reason. It is a dangerous myth that needs to be dispelled. There have been a number of stories about this recently, including one by NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95256794). The perceived value of 'multitasking' is negated by strong organizational skills like those taught in the FranklinCovey courses. As an IT executive, I would hate to dissuade what would be strong IT professionals from entering this industry because articles like this convince them that the bar is set beyond their reach...all we'll have left are the kind of people who are inefficient and who produce poor quality work but appear to be rock stars because they are "able to multitask." Hogwash.
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