By Mark Inboden
According to Malcom Gladwell, the author of the book Outliers, it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in your field. Wow, that sounds like a like of work, and it is. Continuous learning results in becoming an expert in whatever you do.
Just putting in the time (approximately 5-6 years based on the standard 2,080 hours work year), doesn’t turn you into an expert, but the commitment to learn and practice each and every day does.
I just read a post on LinkedIn by Bill Frank, a man I sought career advice from about 15 years ago. Bill is the President/CEO of CareerLab® in Denver. In his post, Bill writes that he has spent over 35,000 hours helping people maximize their careers. Impressive, but Bill’s article was more about what he has learned from clients. I find him talking about what he has learned from clients a true mark of an expert.
At UCEC, our success comes from learning from our clients, so we can be the experts in what we do.
Please read his post, and explore these stories more fully by going to either of theses links:
Read the extended version of Bill's LinkedIn post.
Here's a link to Malcom Gladwell's Book, Outliers.
Mark is UCEC's President and CEO.