8 steps to adding a skill to your toolbox

11/30/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Learning new skills is important for advancing in the business world, but you should make sure you have chosen an attainable goal and are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve it, experts say. "Many people implicitly believe that if you have to work hard at something, it means you lack ability. This is rubbish," motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson says. You can determine how best to learn an ability by examining the techniques that have worked for you in the past, she says.

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