Ventureneer Predicts the Must-Have Skill for the Next Decade for Entrepreneurs and Non Profit Execs: The Ability to Learn

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Keeping up with the latest news, technology, and challenges may mean the difference between success and failure for both small businesses and non profits but tools are at hand to help. If you don't have the ability to continually learn, you're organization is going to fall behind.

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A lot of research has come out, showing that learning organizations and leaders are more successful. And there's more to learn every day. Leaders of both for-profits and non profits need a way to keep up.

It's all about change: adapting to it and making it happen. Whether it is customer tastes, economic realities or something else the world is changing more rapidly than ever. According to Ventureneer, everyone – small business owner, non profit leader, social entrepreneur – must continually learn or their organization will be left behind.

And for non profits and social entrepreneurs, making a change is what it's all about.

So learning how to take advantage of opportunities and, yes, even challenges, will become the critical skill for the next decade -- keeping up with new ideas and ways to make your organization grow.

"A lot of research has come out, showing that learning organizations and leaders are more successful," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "And there's more to learn every day. Leaders of both for-profits and non profits need a way to keep up."

In her blog, Vistas, Stengel leads by example, sharing information she has picked up at conferences, from research, through her own experience, and by listening to the experiences of others. She is, in other words, constantly learning and sharing.

While every leader needs to learn, they don't all learn the same way. Stengel's blogs, Entrepreneurs and Non Profit Execs have Style, Learning Style that Is and A Successful Entrepreneur Is a Student Entrepreneur inspire readers to move beyond reading a book or magazine article to find the way they best absorb new information. With that knowledge, the leader can access and absorb more information much more quickly.

Stengel also challenges leaders to look to new ways to get information, from using social media Social Media: A New Way to Pass Wisdom on to Leaders to looking outside the business world, What Can Small Business and Non profit Leaders Learn From Teenage Girls?With Ventureneer, Stengel has opened up another venue for leaders to learn quickly, intensely, and in a variety of ways that suit their learning styles.About Geri StengelGeri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.About VentureneerVentureneer.com provides non profit and http://ventureneer.com/ [small business

advice as well as entrepreneurial and non profit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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