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You can also keep abreast of industry changes by speaking with the leaders of your company to see what is new and exciting to them. Perhaps you could incorporate a “specialist” in your regular meetings who will report on fresh news of interest in your industry, including your competition and the businesses that are major revenue contributors to your company and to your rivals.

Another popular training tactic is to bring company leaders or outside professionals to your workforce to speak about an area of your industry, new research, or trends that might affect your business. This broadens scope and creates beyondthe-norm thinking. I once created a speaker’s series and it was very well received, even among t...


A key element of learning agility is to stay abreast of rapidly changing trends in your industry. Review the following strategies for gaining more information about the latest developments in your industry as well as broader trends that affect the business landscape.