Our Corporate Life
February 17, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 4   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Lifelong Learning
Ask Amanda: How can I set boundaries in a service business?
♦   Practical Tips: Get Ahead at Work
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning has always been a characteristic of successful people. With constant change becoming our new normal, lifelong learning is a necessity for all of us. To remain effective, companies and individuals must be able to adjust to and learn new knowledge and skills so they can meet evolving needs. According to Faculty Focus, a publisher of articles on effective teaching strategies, this means the most important thing someone can learn is how to learn.

What are the characteristics or skills of a successful lifelong learner?
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Thought to Ponder

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Practical Tips:
Get Ahead at Work

According to respondents in a 2013 Women in Sports and Events (WISE) survey, the most critical factors cited for advancement to senior leadership included having highly challenging or visible assignments, networking and building relationships, the ability to effectively persuade and negotiate, and access to key clients.
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 ask Amanda

I am in a service business and it seems like I do everyone's job, not just mine. How do I balance being in a service function with pushing back? M.B., Tenafly, NJ

Amanda Mitchell

You’re right, it’s a delicate balance. I find that those who were trained in a service capacity don’t discriminate—they help everyone. While this is a wonderful human trait, it’s not always good for business.
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