Olympic Lessons for the Workplace
Each day during the Olympics, I’ll post a nugget relating a value of sportsmanship and the Olympics to your professional life.
Today’s Olympic Nugget: Be aware of the skills, talents, and strengths of your peers.
World-class athletes spend time being the best they can be through training and competition, but they also must spend time learning about their competition and their strengths and strategies. It's important to know what one is up against to inform training, strategy and performance.
In the workplace, this is no different. It is very important to know the strengths of your peers and what they have or are working on to be the best professional they can be. This isn't so you can "beat" them necessarily, but it helps to measure yourself against others with similar goals and aspirations to see if you are on track or if you need to adjust your goals to make sure you are focusing on what is relevant in your field. Perhaps a peer is working on a certification you haven't considered or is spending a lot of time networking with a certain group. It doesn't mean those actions are best for you, but the information should help inform your choices and planning.
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