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Join author and business coach Dave Crenshaw as he demonstrates ways to discover what you're truly best at doing and how to leverage those strengths and abilities in your professional life. This course reveals how to uncover your strengths and talents, match them to job responsibilities, and develop a path to apply those strengths at work. Set yourself up for continued success with self-assessments and the ability to invest in yourself and make continual improvements as your career grows.
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
Technology can play a special role in improving your ability, and marketplace value. Consider the phone that you're using today, compared to the one that you used as recently as 10 years ago. The increased power and sophistication is staggering. Without a commitment to regularly improve your technological skills, it's easy to fall behind. While most of the principles I teach you focus on your strengths and your talents, you'll also want to spend some time regularly getting familiar with the latest improvements available in technology.
My first suggestion is simply, when using a new technology tool, read the manual. Even the most technologically savvy people can learn lots of tips and tricks just by taking a few moments to skim through the documentation. Another easy and powerful source for information about technology is right here at lynda.com. Create a schedule for yourself to review a new course on a regular basis.
Take advantage of the subscription you already have by learning from the experts, so you can improve your ability in the software and technology tools that you use everyday. Finally, I recommend that you subscribe to a least one source that updates you regularly on technology. Choose an outlet that speaks your language. If you're enthusiastic about technology, subscribe to a magazine or a blog that goes in greater depth. If you're not as technologically savvy, choose a magazine or a blog that's directed toward the beginner or casual user.
In short, budget an hour or two per month in staying on top of technology. This small time investment can pay big dividends for you in the workplace.
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