Tip 1 Clear your calendar. Tell your team and your manager that you will not be available. Schedule a meeting with yourself to complete your pre-work and schedule a second meeting the day before to get yourself ready to focus on your needs.
Tip 2 Find a business challenge that is not business as usual, something that needs to be fixed and will challenge you to try new ideas and new skills in order to lead others to find the best solution.
Tip 3 Get involved, be active and build relationships with those who are learning along side you.