McMurry told attendees to strive for competence moving toward expertise in their fields. And according to McMurry, mastery starts with clear feedback and direction from leadership.
“The work that we do matters; it’s life and death stuff,” McMurry said. “Your job as new junior members of the team is to build trust.”
Decades of experience and leis around senior leaders’ necks distinguished them amid young personnel, offering new professionals a chance to seek out career advice and begin proving themselves.
As a final word, McMurry urged attendees to start building relationships now.
“Look around you. These people are your peers. There are times when you’ll need friends you can trust to help you work through change. They provide connections to resources, help, solutions and perspective to help you move forward. Life happens; people will go lots of different places, and it’s always good to have a network of people you can value,” McMurry said.