February 4, 2012

Take Responsibility for your Growth

Responsibility for your professional Development lies squarely on your shoulders. No matter your situation, use these tips to keep sharp:

- Meet with two former coworkers each month: Talk about your industry and where it is headed. This will keep you tapped into the community.

- Have one major learning experience each quarter: If your work isn't giving you the necessary challenges, see out other opportunities. Volunteer for a nonprofit, attend a conference or take a class.

- Give yourself a performance review: Reflect on your growth and performance, whether through a formal process or not. Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses and what you should focus on in the coming year.

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