How To Learn From Everyone

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If you want to be a great leader, you must first be a great learner. You cannot lead when you don’t know what to do and how to do it. If you want people to follow you, if you want to be a great leader, you must first be a great learner.

As Picasso once said, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Mahatma Gandhi also said that, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”- JFK

And, Robin Sharma says, “The best leaders are the most dedicated learners. Real great books daily.”

How to learn from everyone, and from everywhere:

  1. Never stop learning
  2. Have an open-mind. Don’t think like an expert; think like a novice
  3. Ask intelligent questions. Great questions lead to more questions
  4. Be a good observer. Pay attention to every important things in your environment. Try to understand what they mean to you and the environment.
  5. Be a good listener.
  6. Think and live like kids. Yes, think and live like kids. Kids are curious; they explore strange things.
  7. Use what you already know to expand your knowledge.
  8. Pay attention to how you learn best and explore it
  9. Look for ways to put what you already know to use. Applied knowledge is power.
  10. Visit new places.
  11. Talk to different people. People who are not in your profession.
  12. practice, practice, practice.
  13. According to Dennis Waitley, “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the moment of time over which you have any control: now.

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How To Be The Best At Work

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You don’t have to be a genius to be the best at work. But with intense focus and dedication to your work, you can be the best at what you do. Employers are looking for the best. If you want to be the at work, put the following strategies into practice:

Align your interests with that of the organization. Aligning your interests with that of the organization allow you to stay focus, work hard to achieve your goals.

Follow the company’s practices. If you want to be the best at work, follow your company’s practices, but question what is not right. You should question the company’s behavior when things are against your values and beliefs. You should do it with respect and dignity. Don’t yell at your manager on the hall way. If you want to discuss anything with your boss or manager, talk to your manager when he or she is not busy. If you do it when he or she is busy, you won’t get the response you are looking for.

Follow your job description. If you know what you are doing, you will take responsibility and ownership of your work. Question what is not in your job description, and find out why it is not included. Respectfully, speak out when things are not working well for you. Seek help from your supervisor. If you don’t know what you are doing, ask for help. It is okay to ask for help. It doesn’t make you look stupid; it makes you look smart.

Finally, you can be the best if you focus on your work, if you follow your job description, if you align your interests with that of the company, and if you follow the company’s practices.