If you’re planning on spending a chunk of your career managing client relationships it might be worth doing some reading about how the most successful account managers operate.
Here are 3 reasons you need to invest in yourself:
1. The skills you learn will be applicable in other areas of life
Read books like the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. These tips and skills are applicable for your private as well as professional life and will stay with you forever.
2. You’ll get new ideas to offer others
Follow thought leaders in your industry to get fresh ideas to bring back to your company, your team and in the future your own business.
The minimum you’ll get is a promotion, the most you’ll get is propel you into a new business.
Who knows how you’ll be able to monetize your new knowledge and ideas?!
If you’re an account manager in an ad agency follow Tim Williams from Ignition Consulting Group.
3. Noone can take the knowledge away from you
Take courses targeted at Account Managers to help you to grow your client business where you’ll learn about selling without feeling like you’re being too salesy.
Investing time and money in your education early in your career will pay big dividends later in life. The client management skills you acquire will also help you and noone will be able to take the knowledge away from you!
What other reasons are there to continue to invest in yourself?