Weekly Wrap Up: Better Listening Makes for Better Leaders, Be Invaluable, and Round out Your Network

As always, a lot of great information around the web this week. It really takes only a few minutes a day to find great content to stay fresh and hone your skills as a Real World BA. Here is a wrap up of some of my favorites this week:

How My Disability Made Me a Better Leader (bnet.com)
Susan Stern shares how losing her hearing actually made her a better listener, and how important non-verbal communication is to the overall message we hear. Her 5 key lessons are spot on skills for business analysts.


Seven Ways to Make Yourself Invaluable to Your Company (batimes.com)

These are seven truly practical tips for increasing your value as a Real World BA. Check out the comments for my suggested #8!


How to Build a Powerful Professional Network (employmentdigest.com)

While not new, this article was new to me! Actually quite a few good articles related to searching for a new job, improving your resume, etc. But this one applies to all of us, whether we’re looking for a new job or not. Do you have these 10 types of people in your network?


Let me know what you think about these! And feel free to share any articles you found interesting or inspiring this week in the comments below. I’m always on the lookout for new sources of insight and inspiration.

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One Response to Weekly Wrap Up: Better Listening Makes for Better Leaders, Be Invaluable, and Round out Your Network
  1. Real World BA
    November 12, 2010 | 2:06 pm

    The links have been fixed! Thanks to those who reported the problem. 🙂

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