Adaptability: IR Specialists are evolving along with, and in some cases, ahead of the world marketplace. Yes, we spend much of our time selling old technologies, but we need to embrace new approaches in accomplishing our jobs.
Adaptive Investment Recovery
• Take a class or seminar to improve your skill set. Check with community colleges and internally for classes on topics like Google Techniques and Microsoft Office.
• Going beyond your comfort level and getting more involved in the Association is a great business decision for your development as an IR professional.
• Visit some of your vendor and bidder sites and ask them to show you the tools they use for equipment valuation and disposition options. Ask questions to help you better understand their process. Learn from their expertise.
• Finally, challenge yourself with a self-improvement course such as Dale Carnegie. You will find the ability to develop skills that will assist you with all of the items mentioned above. In addition, you will learn a great deal about yourself.
A Seat At The Table
Reprinted from ASSET 2.0, the Investment Recovery Business Journal, Vol. 4, 2008