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Monday, May 01, 2006

IT Consultant: Personality Traits for Success

As we all know, running an IT consultant business isn't all about your technical skills. So, do you have what it takes to be a professional IT consultant?

Can You Manage Employees?

Whether you're working with full time employees or subcontractors, you will need to be organized and decisive. You must be able to discuss problems with employees and hire and fire employees.

Are You Diplomatic?

When you are working with clients, you may be teaching the most basic skills, but you can't make them feel bad about not having the knowledge. You need to check your ego at the door when working with small business users.

Are You Empathetic?

Feeling the client's pain and frustration is key to finding a great solution. Sometimes you will just need to be quiet and listen to the customer's concerns instead of worrying about your financial interest in the project.

Learn more about the personality traits needed to be a successful business owner by reading the full article (link above).

Blogged by Joshua Feinberg