Soft skills – self-awareness, patience, impulse control, empathy, altruism and collaboration – have always been the key to our survival and success.
What’s your brand? And are you in charge of its marketing – or do other people and influences dictate what it stands for? The answers to these questions will help you identify and then reach your professional (and personal) goals.
As learning and development professionals, we invest so much time on others’ career development that we often neglect our own. Let's change that. Regardless of when your next appraisal is, make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.
Build your learning tribe. Seek to be around people who are smarter than you. Social learning is one of the best ways to stay on top of your game. Take advantage of every interaction with other workplace learning professionals.
Be a lifelong learner (demonstrate and live your passion for learning). Be a model for others, and plan dedicated time to grow your knowledge and gain new L&D skills.
Having sound wisdom from someone who has walked in your shoes and who can offer fresh, experienced perspective is key to aligning your career goals with your passion. For this reason, I choose to be that person for others.
As a training professional, you spend much of your time focused on the career development of others. But what does your own career path look like? What are your prospects as a training professional, and how are training roles evolving? Read on to find out.
Although my daily routine has changed from being in a room full of energized and hungry students and athletes, my routine today is similar when you consider that it involves teaching, mentoring, coaching and leading “big kids”!