| John Spacey, February 24, 2016 updated on July 07, 2018
A generalist is a professional who focuses on developing general skills such as language, mathematics, strategy, decision making, problem solving and social skills. A specialist is a professional who has developed highly specific skills such as configuring a propriety software package or performing a particular type of surgery.
|Generalist Definition||A professional who focuses on developing skills that are widely applicable to business such as language, mathematics, strategy, decision making, business acumen and social influence.|
|Specialist Definition||A professional who focuses on acquiring specific and rare skills that may be in demand at a particular point in time.|
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