Name one skill you want to learn to help you perform better at work?

United States
February 9, 2009 4:21pm CST
I'm sure everyone here including me needs extra skills to do better at work or improve our productivity. If you can learn one skills today, what would it be? sales, marketing, computers?
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
9 Feb 09
The skill I would like to learn today is self-confidence. I don't know how to feel good about myself since I have a few people around me who tear me down constantly. If you hear the same thing over and over, eventually you begin to believe it. Then it is very hard to correct that belief. I want to go back to college to learn Medical Transcription. That would help me do better in the work environment.
• United States
9 Feb 09
What a great thought. I used to feel the way you do. But it's how you use those negative comments as an inspiration to do better. As you know, there are plenty of what I call "haters" where they get satisfaction by putting other people down. I would say ignore those people because they have nothing better to do than to say negative things about others. People that give you constructive criticism can actually help you do better because those people actually tell you what you are doing wrong so you can correct the problem. My main suggestion for you is to keep doing what you are doing, learn and read more about things that can help you rather than dwell on negative comments that take you away from what your goals are. Good Luck
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
me, i'd go for people relation skills. I think it's something so basic yet im not good at? i feel there are certain situations i face that should have been handled differently as how i did, but i just have no idea how to. so if there is such a training, i would take it so that i can improve my work better. think it is so easy to learn technical skills, but the soft skills, like self-confidence, teamwork, etc is even harder to learn because they are embedded in our unconscious. and so they are even more difficult to change, to hone and to develo especially if you have to unlearn a bad one. i can say that i am highly skilled technically, but in terms of attitude or people-relation, im poor at it. i believe, relationships are also important in carrying out one's job! i think if you have a good balance of the 2, you are not far from success, something i am still aiming for till now, after several years of trying. i hope i can reach that still, somehow someday! so there, my own train of thought for the question.
@Obsidian (70)
10 Feb 09
hi knowledgeocity. the skill i would like to learn is self - control. with that ,we can do most of things that we want to do. isn't it ? beside this , I wish i can improve my understanding of statistics of actuarial science :D I am crazy about that course!OMG...
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Hello There. Well, I will not be able to apply it at my work right now but if there is an opportunity I would love to learn Windows 2003 server and UNIX commands though right now, I just installed linux at home and learning it by myself. I think together with Cisco studies, it wil be an add factor if I learn how to setup a Windows 2003 server since in networking, there is always a DHCP server running on the network. Learning one of the servers would really help me to be competitive since it is sooooo hard to find a job right away because of economic crisis! Right now, I just installed VMWARE for WIN2003 simulation and will be attending a seminar regarding about that. i hope that I would be able to get the job that I really want before the month ends. Thank you for the discussions! Happy Mylotting and Have a great day ahead! cheers!