You Are Responsible!
You are responsible for your professional development. Even if you work for a company that has a "career/professional" development department, no one is responsible for your professional development--other than you!
There are many sources available for developing one's professional career. An individual should take advantage scanning and reading these sources. The focus of professional development at Bolender Initiatives, LLC presents the scope of ideas for professional development in an overview. Ron Bolender developed some of the ideas presented. However, many of the ideas are drawn from other sources (with proper credit given). The blend provides a valuable resource for one to pick and choose in developing their professional career.
In today's new work environment, one has to take ownership of their professional development. If one is fortunate to work for an organization that provides professional development, take advantage of it. However, at the end of the day, one must view that it is THEIR responsibility to direct their professional development. The one who waits passively for opportunities will become less valuable and therefore less marketable (employable). You must own the process! Bolender Initiatives, LLC provides an important venue to assist you with your professional career development--take advantage of this resource and opportunity!
One area that is crucial for professional development is a through understanding of emotional intelligence and how it impacts one's professional career. Click on this link and review the concept of emotional intelligence as well as how to develop it.
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