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Workplace training can be great when you can get it. A day away from your desk (or the coal-face), social time with colleagues in a posh hotel with all meals and drinks thrown in? As I said, great when you can get it.

Some more senior people might still enjoy ‘jollies’, but for most of us they are a thing of the past (if they ever were a thing at all).

But why delegate your professional development to your employer anyway? Your development is about you, not your bosses. In fact, the right training will help you do better at work and in life, survive your bosses’ decisions, and you might even change your views about work altogether.

Start your own professional development initiative. Take 20 minutes a day and plan your way forward. Don’t know how? Stick with me, I’ll show you.

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