Top 6 Ways to LearnI was going to say that although I am not a student, I enjoyed the blog posting at college at home on 57 tips. I think most of them apply to business (although tip 22 - don't skip class perhaps translates to don't skip work?). Perhaps someone should do a top 57 tips for business.
Like I said, I was going to say I was not a student but then I thought, I am a student. I pride myself on being a life long learner. Whenever I have a challenge, I head to the library (OK so I delegate and usually have my capable assistant, Pam, go) and get books on what I am finding challenging.
I even spend time learning how to learn faster. My efficiency tendency. The following at my top 6 ways to learn and my angle on how to do it efficiently
Top 6 Ways to Learn:
1 - Read books - take a speed reading course
2 - Read magazines - the same speed reading course pays off
3 - Listen to audio Books - I always do this while I do something else (like drive)
4 - Attend a seminar - I get the most value if I know what I want to learn when I go
5 - research online - I always use a pen and paper to make notes.
6 - ask a mentor/expert/friend - email can really make this efficient (I wonder if this is why no one is replying to my emails?)
Although I am a big believer in "knowing what you want to learn" - often the best and most impactful learning comes when you are not looking for it. Sometimes this is learning from experience.
"You can finish school, and even make it easy – yet you never finish your education, and it is seldom easy." -Zig Ziglar