Excellent advice for coming year is found at John Maxwell’s leadership blog. These strategies can provide improved techniques to help take on the challenges for coming year:
Recently, another leader asked me about how he should go about sharpening his skills in the areas where he was naturally gifted. Here are the thoughts I shared with him that day. To sharpen our skills in a strength area, we should seek to…
1. Gain Experience
– Once you get some experience under your belt, it gives you both confidence and examples of what works and what doesn’t. Having dealt with a similar situation before really makes you confident that you can handle it this time.
2. Get Feedback
– feedback from any number of people can be really valuable.
3. Write Down YOur Thoughts
- I’ve discovered that when I write a thought on paper and then examine it, I can think of all sorts of ways to improve it.
4. Participate in a Small Group of People
– Sitting in a group discussing ideas is huge because it allows us to flesh out great thinking. That’s because as a group, we can all contribute to improving an idea.
5. Study Available Resources
– if you will spend one hour a day every day on a certain subject, within five years you will become an expert on that subject.
I’ve always said that we should focus on growing in our areas of strength, more than in areas of weakness. Once you’ve figured out which way you’re naturally wired, work on gaining experience, getting feedback, participating in groups, and studying great resources. Your efforts in these areas will yield great dividends in your personal growth.
I’ve just discovered this new training and reference resource. I have already downloaded a few “Windows 8.1″ and “Windows Server 2012 R2″ books for IT Professionals to review this offering. The price is certainly right on these, as it makes a great online “non-paper” reference in some cases
Source: Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager – Eric Ligman
BLOG – Eric Ligman, Microsoft Senior Sales Manager
MAIN LINK — 130 e-books available for FREE download
Some excellent “Windows Server 2012 R2″ e-books here also
: FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks?
Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over 1,000,000 in a single week last year (and many, many more since then).
Given the amount my readers enjoy these posts and these free resources, I am sharing another post this year with over 130 more FREE eBooks, Step-By-Steps, Resource Guides, etc., for your enjoyment
. Plus I’m also including links to the free eBooks I shared in the past so you have all of them here in one single post, making this my single largest collection EVER (Almost 300 total)! Please enjoy these FREE eBooks and resources, and be sure to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, peers, and others who you think would benefit from and enjoy them. After all, wouldn’t it be fun if we could surpass the 1,000,000 download mark within just one week again?