June 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Recently I shared some of my perspective on professional growth in an article on the website 401(K) Rekon. The website deals with research and information on retirement accounts, among other things.
My article covered several relatively simple tips and techniques to help bring more deliberate and mindful action into business decisions. Anyone with experience will tell you that they see themselves and/or coworkers trip themselves up on the simple things all the time. It’s often the simple things we need to be reminded of the most in our professional (and personal) lives. That is a great deal of what career coaching is for. The complex items in our daily agendas get all of our attention, and we lose a sale or an audience due to one or two basic points that we failed to follow through with. If you’ve worked in business, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
If you’d like to read the entire piece, it can be found here: Want Better Results- Faster?
Here are a few of the highlights:
First, constant and mindful assessment is what makes the best the Best.
Second, your own perspective can be helpful and damaging at different times- you need to know when to seek the guidance of another business mind to get a different perspective.
Third, you can’t escape advice, but good advice must be actively sought.
When you read the article, think about how you choose to improve yourself and your techniques. How proactive are you in seeking out the most effective training and tools to help you build the career that you want? It isn’t going to just happen. Remember that the next time you notice a colleague making leaps forward and ask yourself what you have done lately to improve your skills.