One year ago, I stood in front of 175 women at a beautiful, classy affair in New York City and found myself questioning my abilities much more than usual. While I always have some flutters before getting on a stage for a speech, this time it was different. Actually…my entire life was completely different. I was now a mom and this was my first presentation post-maternity leave.
Let’s face it, when we’re busy and overwhelmed, our own professional development may be the first thing to fall off our to-do list. After all, not everyone has a job working for a top employer, many of whom frame professional development as a key part of one’s role (rather than a rare exception to the norm).
How can you keep your own growth and learning at the heart of your priority list?
As much as we all like to ridicule meetings—pointing out their typical inefficiencies—they are in fact a critical place to showcase your knowledge. Meetings are where we proffer up our best ideas, put our support behind key people and projects, and voice our objections when we disagree.
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