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I am leaving Sunday for Washington D.C. -- yes, in July! It is the Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference; it is my ninth year speaking at the event. Click here for webcasts, Acumen's best practices and content on increase your profitability.

During the day I will be listening to programs, attending breakout sessions and networking with my peers. At night I will be working on my client projects or attending networking events. Going to this event is always very interesting -- normally I am giving the keynote or leading a breakout session at vendors' or association's conference. At this conference I will be attending learning sessions as well.

With WPC and other industry events going on this week it is important that even with the economic challenges that you may be experiencing and even if cash flow is critical, attending these kinds of events must be a considered a priority. Learning new things, picking up one or two new ideas and even re-energizing your own mind can help you lead your organization during tough times. You may even gain insights into new sources of revenue that will propel your organizations as the economy begins to recover. Invest in yourself are the key words.

In one of my blogs I mentioned creating a Personal Development Plan for each of your team. As a sales leader you need to have your own too.  For Summertime reading ask me for Ken's recommended list of executive books for your library by sending me an e-mail at Ken@AcumenMgmt.com.

Posted by Ken Thoreson on July 09, 2010 at 11:59 AM


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