Volume 12

The best way to contribute to a brand-new environment is not by trying to prove what a wonderful addition you are. It’sbytrying to have a neutral impact, to observe and learn from those who are already there, and to pitch in with the grunt work wherever possible. - Col. Chris Hadfield

Volume 12 Letter From the Editor:

Learning wasn’t optional when it was your full-time job and your peers all did it too. It was likely one of your top priorities for many years of your life. Yet the real world called. Amidst the flurry of conference calls, meetings, and emails, amongst many other interruptions, it can be easy to forget that learning is important. More importantly, learning is actually a part of everyone’s job. Especially yours.

One of our frequent speakers, Chris Hadfield, really hit it on the nose when it comes to the nitty gritty of learning. When you’re thrust into a new situation -- and it probably happens more than you’d like -- it’s best to stay quiet and focus on helping out wherever you fit in. He has another great quote about competence, which he defines as, “keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything.”

No matter your industry, position, or role, learning has always been good for business. In today’s fast-paced environment, learning is critical for good business. The Art Of has always believed in the ROI of learning and we’re looking to build on this even more in the future.

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