It’s important to keep abreast of what’s going on, but not be overwhelmed by it. I use a variety of methods to keep myself educated:
- Industry and business news: Including local and national press, trade journals, business publications, HBR, IoD, Business Insider and The Recruiter;
- Network: Local conferences, industry talks, business groups;
- Customer feedback; and
- Professional Development: Improving my own learning and development through sales and marketing courses, and a business coach.