What’s the one skill that beats all other skills in the workplace? Here are some hints.
- It can be developed by anyone.
- It takes only an hour or two per week.
- You can do it almost anywhere.
- Some say it contributes to staying young.
It’s the skill of being a self-directed learner.
If you have access to the internet, you can study emerging trends in your industry, learn more about your clients, assess your current skill level, connect with others who have similar interests, read online books, join discussion groups, form a meetup group in your community…
Let’s say you don’t have internet access at home. Your public library is full of books to keep your brain engaged and your skills growing. They may even have guest speakers on topics of interest. And how about local associations and interest groups?
There’s almost no end to ways you can stay sharp, grow, and get yourself in front of the curve.