Saturday, January 24, 2009

Discover School Again!

I discovered the importance of school last year as I returned to get my masters degree. I procrastinated going back for years. I didn't need it, I didn't have time, I can't put in the work required. You name it and I had an excuse to not go back. I want to admit I was wrong!

What I discovered is that continuing education helped me evolve as a leader. The best thing about school is that you get to hear other people's opinions. You get to hear their experiences and learn about other management styles.

Developing a student or professional network is another benefit of school. I have learned quickly that the more people connected to you the better off you will be. I don't necessarily mean to develop new job connections, but again having additional resources available can only be an enriching experience.

If you can't go back to school then find other means to learn. Whether it is continuing education through your employer, or training sessions linked to what you do for a living, or just reading a book, find the best way to continue to learn. You won't regret it.


  1. Chris,
    I too, put off going back for my masters degree, and shared many of your same thoughts. I am so glad I finally did, as this has been the most rewarding, challenging, and educational time of my career.

  2. Hi Chris,

    I believe in life-long learning, whether this is a formal education (I applauded those who embark on those journeys), training, professional organization, blogging, reading professional journals, books, and other sources of information.

    I enjoyed your post!