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By Reed Tucker, Fortune
Becoming a titan of business requires mastery of all sorts of tasks, from the complicated (budget projections) to the trivial (figuring out why the printer keeps telling you it needs paper in tray A-1 when any idiot can see there's plenty of damn paper there).
Admittedly, most skills worth having take years to perfect. But there are others that anyone can improve relatively quickly--and that can have a quick and measurable impact on your career. To that end, we've identified experts in four key areas and asked them to construct action plans to help novices grow into deft operators. Absorb these lessons, and you'll be more effective and time-efficient, at home and at work. And the next time the printer jams, you'll be that much smoother at finding someone else who can fix it for you.