Enjoying a successful career as an IT professional has always presented a challenge, in that youre expected to be a jack of all trades, master of none. Or maybe thats a master of all trades, jack of none. In any case, and however you approach it, you need a bewildering and ever-expanding array of cross-functional competencies to get and stay on top of your game. One thing in particular should strike you about the following list: Most of the competencies lie beyond the traditional IT skill set and could be equally well applied to other functional disciplines. Theres less difference between us and “them” than is usually thought.