With the right strategies, even the busiest leaders can find the time for development. But to make that effort fruitful, you need to determine what types of development will increase both personal fulfillment and value to your firm.
To come up with the right possibilities, try these techniques:
Look over your job description for activities that you would love to pursue, but haven’t gotten to yet.
Think about the dreams that you had for your current position before you started. What did you hope to accomplish?
Set up a lunch or coffee with people in similar positions, either at your company or at a different company, and ask how they invest in learning.
Adapted from “Make Time for Growth Assignments in Your Daily Work,” by Elizabeth Grace Saunders.