It reminds me a little bit of the CPA / non-CPA controversy. You know, if you have one it’s critically important; but if you don’t hold that credential, you can do the job equally as well as someone who does.
These comments, though, boiled down to knowledge vs. impacts. How much I know trumps the impacts I made. All the education in the world doesn’t matter if it remains merely “head knowledge” rather than translating to actions that deliver impacts.
I loved this statement from Andrew Neitlich, author of Guerilla Marketing for a Bullet-proof Career, made at the Career Thought Leaders conference last week …
“C-A-R (Challenge, Action, Result) stories are your license to brag.”
Yes they are. So brag away and differentiate yourself from the Chief Financial Officers who are stuck in the rut of knowledge, duties, and responsibilities.