2 Leadership Milestones on The Upskilling Journey– A Personal Story
The background to this blog in Part I: I was off to a marketing conference to learn more about recent developments with our inbound marketing platform, new products and new functions. This literal and figurative journey was overwhelming, to say the least. Read Part I of this series for the full background.
Below are two issues that leaders must lead their people through on the individual upskilling journey.
1. Knowledge Inadequacy and Emotional Angst
Leadership: Factor these feelings into the upskilling process. To ignore this is unthinkable. Proceed at your own risk!
Some people may look at all this new inbound marketing information and be excited. I face this new reality with trepidation. I understand marketing, however, marketing technology is not as familiar to me. I still classify myself as a beginner. These feelings do not inspire confidence. I have an admittedly low competence level with marketing technology tools. I also recognize there is no denying or avoiding this new knowledge and skills reality. It’s here to stay. To deny or avoid this new operating reality would create grave business consequences for my newly-launched business.