Are You One of the Best in your Industry?
I was looking through a trade show publication the other day in which David Dubois, the President and CEO of the association, made the comment:
“Keeping your team members at the forefront of your industry’s latest developments keeps your organization at the forefront of your industry.”
That is a solid idea. When you hire people consider asking them to give you examples of ideas they instituted in their previous position, came from things they learned about outside the walls of their building. Perhaps they heard it from someone in their field or read it in an industry journal.
Why not take a look at how we can make all of our employees into trend-setters in their field?
HOW YOU CAN BE A TREND-SETTER
- Establish a good relationship with a person who works at the largest organization in your industry. Suggest a networking schedule so that you talk to them about what’s going on in their world. They could be facing some of the things you will face down the road.
- In addition, establish a contact from an organization that is your size within your field. Talk to them on a regular schedule.
- Be sure you are getting regular e-mails from organizations that address what’s happening in your field.
- Subscribe to an industry journal in your field that will help you learn what will be happening down the road. (in your industry).