“You have to have skills, you have to be smart. How you get things done is just as important as getting them done.”
– Janet Schmieder Hogan, Beta Eta, and Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at the Oshkosh Corporation
A person who possesses expertise embraces the latest technology, is credible, skillful, and maintains her expertise through self-directed and self-initiated lifelong learning. She develops the organization.
Often we believe that to be an expert in something, we need to be later in our lives or careers. But there are some key things to keep in mind now when trying to master a subject. Check out these additional resources to learn more about how to achieve success and expertise!
“3 Simple Steps to Become an Expert at Anything” by Peter Economy for Inc. magazine
This quick read gives three simple tips to become an expert. Whether you are looking to knit, learn a language, design a website, or play an instrument, these quick tips are applicable!
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. However, Gladwell argues here that the true story of success is very different. If we want to understand how some people thrive, he says, we should spend more time looking around them at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.