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5 Steps to jump start your adventure in learning

Life long learning at the Business Leadership Centre

Lifelong learning is an imperative for a sustained, successful, fulfilling career. Established companies are realising that they need people who have their pulse on emerging knowledge, innovation and markets. In a nutshell: these days the learning curve stops at the grave and starts very early in our careers.

Everyone in an organisation is a leader so it’s time to start actively learning to maintain career momentum. I’m talking about igniting your curiosity, following your bliss, and exploring the infinite possibilities of face to face and online learning.

This is what The Business Leadership Centre is all about and we would like to share with you 5 steps to jump start your adventure in learning:

  1. Take inventory.

    What are your strengths, and more importantly, what are your weaknesses and limitations? This is both in relation to your organisation, and to the larger world of work. Write them down. Be honest. This inventory is your road map to action.

  2. Know your options.

    You need to know what’s out there. Stay focused on two things: first, what will help you bolster your strengths, up your performance, and grow as a leader; and second, what excites you. Have a look at BLC Training Calendar and I am sure you will find something which meets your needs.

  3. Follow your passion.

    We all remember sitting through classes that bored us to tears. Invariably we did poorly in those subjects. There may be some basics you need to know for the specific demands of your work. Nail those. Then turn to what turns you on. Follow your natural curiosity. Obviously, this can’t be the extinct birds of Borneo? Or can it? If some subject or endeavor really stimulates you, it may well contain nuggets of applicable, actionable wisdom. Make a list of what excites you. Register with BLC. And watch the sparks fly and the learning start.

  4. Put first things second.

    Once you’ve got the learning bug and know where to go to find your fix (BLC of course), start thinking in terms of your current project. At the end of the day, delivering sustained, stellar performance is what learning is all about. Find that piece of the project that most ignites your passion, and dive into the learning pool in search of actionable knowledge, skills, and insights.

  5. Teach to learn.

    Teaching is an amazing learning tool. Find someone whose curiosity dovetails with yours, but where you have more knowledge and/or skills. Mentor this person. Pass on what you know. Engage. Give back. In the doing, your own know-how will be refreshed and replenished. And you will learn from your mentee. His or her questions will force you to expand your knowledge, and their beginners’ minds will deliver fresh insights. You will be renewed. A variation of this is to find a peer and become learning partners. Two brains are better than one; your curiosity and theirs will spark new explorations, your passionate exchanges will strengthen you both.

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    Time Management
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    Experienced Supervisors
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    Experienced Supervisors
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    Time Management
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