Most days I listen to an audiobook and/or read a book about business skills and ideas. I run a journal daily to capture the ideas and key learnings I pick up from my educational time. I also listen whilst driving, it’s like my own university on wheels. I pick up new ideas all the time.
It is important to choose what you learn as you have only got so much time to invest in learning.
The next step is to decide what skills and knowledge will help your business grow.
My suggestion would be to make a learning plan; with specific topics, tasks and timescales to implement what you have learnt, into your business.
There are many free resources as well as the books and audio books you can buy. If you want some inspiration, take a look at my LinkedIn reading list, look in iTunes U, on Amazon or at your local book store in the business (not fiction) section. You could even visit your local library.
One idea is to set up a library in your own business to share with your team. Build the learning activity into your personal development plan to help keep on track.
As you learn new skills, it’s what you do with the learnings that makes it all worthwhile. It may be a sales technique – How will you build that new skill into your sales process? How will you measure the results? What you do with your learnings is as important as the learning itself.
We can always learn new ways of learning too… Any ideas?
If you want to develop your learning plan or maybe share a new way of learning, call me on 07766 080770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org