The world and our industry change regularly, and if you want to continue your career trajectory long term, you need to be able to embrace those changes and develop the skills that make you a valuable contributor. We try to arm each new Empire Essential Group team member with basic business skills and the insight they need to continue to grow their careers in the right directions.
One area, in particular, we like to focus on is emotional intelligence. The ability to work well on a team and eventually lead others is linked to the ability to understand people and the situations around them. Developing these skills is key to business longevity. Developing emotional skills also leads to increased creativity and problem solving, which are always valuable.
We also encourage our team to embrace the changes that come to Empire Essential Group and even to take the lead in managing how these changes are applied. In our industry, it seems a new social media application or sales and marketing method is always being touted as the next best thing. We ask our team to stay on top of the trends and be advocates for ideas they think will help our company reach its goals. This can-do, pro-change attitude helps them, and us, stay ahead of the curve.
Your career will go through lots of changes over the course of your life, but if you develop basic skills, you’ll be able to handle them all.
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