In our last post, Sharat gave recommendations for staying informed and actively engaged in your industry. Let’s continue.
- Sign up for newsletters.
Sharat reads newsletters from vendors that are market leaders, as well as business-related and industry-related newsletters. Some examples that he recommends are Inc.com and LinkedIn articles. He also reads Cisco’s newsletter as a market leader in telecom. The value in this is keeping up with what your colleagues and your competition are reading. You can be quickly left behind if everyone is learning something you’re not.
- Make time in big chunks.
As you’re reading through these, you might be thinking, “How am I ever going to have time to do this?” Sharat is also incredibly busy but he schedules large chunks of time to focus on learning. That might be taking the time to go to an event and focusing on the topic or taking an afternoon to meet with a few of the people in your peer-to-peer organization. It’s worth it and the investment in learning will return ten-fold.
How do you stay engaged and informed in your industry? Share your recommendations with us! We want to hear them. Tweet @celitonet with #stayinformed.
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