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How do you view your need for skill development?

EKG Pulse Graph with Glowing Blue LineOur reader poll today asks: How do you view your need for skill development?

– I’m good to go and don’t need to spend time on my development: 5%
– I have a couple of focused areas I need to develop: 76%
– I have several areas in need of a lot of development: 15%
– I have a huge need for development across many areas: 5%

You don’t grow without investment. The vast majority of you state you’ve got at least one or two focused development needs. The question is what are you doing to grow in those areas? The only way you develop rapidly is through focused efforts. Don’t make the biggest mistake leaders make with respect to their development: they don’t focus their investment. Choose some specific areas to invest in. Lay out a plan to grow. Whether it’s on-the-job training, conferences, books, or training classes, you need to be deliberate about how you’re going to build those missing skills.

Do you agree with these poll results? Let us know in the comments below!

Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC

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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.

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