Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”. Active listening is a gift. The more that we stop and fully engage in meaningful conversations, the better our relationships will be.
In order to be competitive in your field, it's important to stay on top of news, trends and developments in your industry. By actively working to expand your knowledge on a regular basis, you show your employers that they are getting the best you at all times. Even if your professional life doesn’t require it, continuous learning can be beneficial for anyone – feeding your curiosity and learning new skills can result in feelings of personal satisfaction and growth.
Personal development can be fun! In addition to reading news articles and listening to podcasts, you can attend classes, seminars, webinars, and enroll in online courses. All of these will enhance your skill set and ensure that you are up to date on the latest information available.
How to be successful with personal development?
As you go about setting goals for the upcoming year; it’s important to take time to reflect on the past year (or more) and take stock of where you are and where you want to be.
You’ve made the decision to sign up for an online course. But with thousands to choose from, how do you select the right one to help you meet your needs?
Individuals of all ages should seek out opportunities for learning to enable them to stay current and informed. Whether for personal or professional development, learning something new offers many benefits, including better mental health. And who doesn’t want that? But finding the time for learning? Sometimes, that’s not easy. For working professionals, after-work hours are at a premium. And for most of us, the idea of fitting one more item into an already jam-packed schedule threatens to put us over the edge.