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Completely agreed that practical experience and results based on an understanding of the processes used are a prerequisite for becoming an expert.

I'm curious on your point of view on the similarities/differences between a leader and an expert, or whether it really even matters.

I typically assume that an expert is not open to embracing ideas which challenge their "expertness", while a leader tries to find ways to challenge existing worldviews, even their own. Thoughts?

Agree with the definition and thanks for posting.

I have nothing against the word "expert", but think that if you're going to call yourself that you should know what it means.

Like with everything else, it's usually those willing to learn who are receptive to learning. Etymology and correct use of language are a beautiful thing. It's the judgment layer that gets us all emotional about words.

Looking forward to reactions from the community.

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