What are the characteristics of a Master?

In order to communicate clearly, we must think clearly. If we are to think clearly, we must analyze concepts into their component parts and then synthesize the reflection into a coherent whole.


As part of our final meeting in the ICS 602 Human Communication Process and Theory course, the seminar analyzed the characteristics of a Master; as we continue on the road to mastery through the Center for Information and Communication Sciences graduate program, we state that a Master is:

    • Proficient in “visioneering” – Sophie Guetzko
    • Driven – Ryan Schoonover
    • Confident in their answers – Morgan Byasee
    • Dependable – Adam Vang
    • Thoroughly competent – Joe Porcelli
    • Adaptable, lives under pressure, and feels accomplished – Natalia Nazareth
    • One who leads by example – Jared Armstrong
    • A life-long learner – Randy Hiser
    • Analytical of context – Samaria Chicas
    • Visionary – Heather Vaughn
    • Resourceful – Jennings Banter
    • Creative – Temo Macias
    • Professional in their communication and appearance – Alison Lytle
    • A professional communicator – Chelsee Purvis
    • Curious/inquisitive about the world they live and work in – Erica Stevens
    • Patient – Nate Atkinson
    • Persistent – Quinn Sheridan
    • A great note taker – Preston Radtke
    • Disciplined – Deja Studdard
    • Someone who takes initiative to develop their field and peers – Katelyn Zehner
    • Someone who makes critical observations in any situation – Dakota Wappes
    • Someone who effectively filters and synthesizes information – Megan Roche
    • A competent individual – Emeka Egwuonwu
    • Someone who can adapt well to teamwork – Kristina Turner
    • Eager for a paradigm shift – Aaron Bender
    • A servant leader – Tom Stevenson
    • Someone who has the ambition to walk the paths that have been untouched and the wisdom to adapt to the situations from his failure – Justin Anderson
    • Inviolable – Victoria Bishop
    • Adept at solving complex problems – John Vellenga

While any one word cannot describe a Master, through the synthesis  of these characteristics we create the action (praxis) of being Masters. As Dr. Gillette says, “walk on two legs” – it’s the thinkin’ and doin’ that will get you there.

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