By Melissa Bergkamp, governor at large, Generation Next
Harper Industries, Inc.
Many professional development workshops are designed to enhance a leader’s skills and values – building trust, managing up, vulnerability, effective delegation, and many more. But what I have found to be true, is that although you will likely apply many of these takeaways in your day-to-day work, you will apply every ounce of knowledge received through training when working in cross-functional teams.
Leave it to the experts
Being in a marketing role, there are very few projects we take on that we complete fully using only efforts from within the marketing department. We continuously collaborate with other departments, relying on the experts in product management, engineering, and a multitude of others to assist in achieving the best results. If it is true that we are all experts in our own field, then why would we try to achieve success alone?