Successful leaders are lifelong learners. These are leaders who view gathering information as just as important as eating and breathing. These are leaders who understand that learning is essential to developing new ideas that directly impact business growth and also impact the development of their team members. There are many different forms to learning, below are a few examples that may interest you:
1. Listen: With technology at our fingertips there are many different ways to get information such as YouTube videos, podcasts, webinars, and audio books. Not sure where to start? Google a topic of interest to you and listen to it on your way to work.
2. Ask & Engage: Next time you are at a presentation, ask questions and engage in the conversation. Engaging with speakers allows your brain to problem solve from a different viewpoint.
3. Refresh: Think about the last time you took a class in school. How much do you remember from that Excel or Marketing class? Taking a refresher course is a great way to fine tune skills that may have gotten lost along the way.
Pushing yourself to continue to learn requires dedication, time, and a change in your daily habits. Those who don't continuously push themselves to learn new activities or skills become stagnant in the work place and over time, find it difficult to bring new and creative ideas to the table. Take the time to invest in yourself, it pays off in the end.