Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Communication & Presentation Skills
Collaboration and Influence
Engaging the Team
Performance Management and Development
Developing Effective Partnerships
Communication & Influence Skills
Building a resilient network
Personal Wellbeing and Resilience
To succeed professionally, employees at all levels must learn to identify their weaknesses, uncover their blind spots, and strengthen their skills.
In this piece, the author offer six strategies to take control of your career and learning: First, understand what you’re evaluated on. Second, get feedback, especially on areas that might be blind spots for you. Third, give yourself a grade for each skill you need to do your job well, and focus your time and energy on the areas where you can most improve. Fourth, increase your visibility with senior leaders so that your work can get noticed. Fifth, become the expert in your department on an emerging issue that’s important to the company. Finally, find a good mentor who can help you along the way.
There aren’t any shortcuts, but with hard work and perseverance, you can develop the skills, experiences, and relationships you’ll need to thrive in the workplace.
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