Drop Your Ego, Lose Your Pride and Open Your Arms

John speaks of about collegiality.  James gives a specific example.  I really am happy to read/hear this.  All to often ego and pride come into play which does not edify our profession.  Working with Scott, I have seen this happen in the .Net community. 

So, how do we demand/command respect from our peers, management, developers, BAs, etc. and grow this field?  We gain this by acting in a professional manner as well as giving testers respect even if it's unearned, regardless if they are a high profile name or newbie interested in breaking into the field. 

And, like John, I'll put action to my words- if anyone has a questions on where to start or anything testing related, you can reach me- geogratis at gmail dot com.