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How to Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial Skills

By |2019-09-27T13:03:14+10:00August 28th, 2015|Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

An entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity and creates the organisational structures to pursue it. The entrepreneurial process involves all of the functions, activities, and actions associated with pursuing that opportunity. If you decide to establish your own business or remain where you are, entrepreneurial behaviour can be learnt and used to strengthen your existing management skills – even open new doors for you. Here’s how to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills… 1. Develop appropriate personal attributes. Though entrepreneurs come from a wide variety of backgrounds, the literature can provide an accurate picture of these innovative types. Wayne Bygraves in ‘Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship’ refers to the 10 Ds that characterise entrepreneurs: they dream or vision what the future could be like; they’re decisive, and doers, showing dedication, determination, devotion, and attention to detail they’re in charge of their destiny, expect dollars as a sign of their success, and distribute [...]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Professional Reading

By |2019-09-27T13:03:16+10:00August 17th, 2015|Leadership, Resources, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Soft Skills, Training|

To remain fully effective, managers can usually turn to a variety of sources for personal and professional growth – courses, conferences, networking, discussions, professional associations, workshops, and so on. But of all these avenues, research shows that independent reading of professional books and journals continues to be efficient, reliable, accessible, and indispensable. Leaders simply must be readers… 1. Accept this fact: If you’re not reading, you shouldn’t be leading. Leaders must be readers. The American Association of School Administrators supports this message… ‘Reading is the most fundamental, reliable, and efficient resource for leaders. It is the purpose of professional reading to equip the leader for independent creative thinking. It is through the literature that executives live, learn, and think about their swiftly moving and complex profession.’ 2. Set aside time to read. The problem for busy executives is not finding something to read; it’s finding the time! The key is [...]

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How to Show Entrepreneurial Flair!

By |2019-09-27T13:04:45+10:00June 6th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Training|

An entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity and creates the organisational structures to pursue it. The entrepreneurial process involves all of the functions, activities, and actions associated with pursuing that opportunity. If you decide to establish your own business or remain where you are, entrepreneurial behaviour can be learnt and used to strengthen your existing management skills - even open new doors for you. Here’s how to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills... "Entrepreneurship is not a personality trait. Entrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually they do not bring about change themselves. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." Peter Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Heinemann, 1985, p.23 1. Develop appropriate personal attributes. Though entrepreneurs come from a wide variety of backgrounds, the literature can provide an accurate picture of these innovative types. Wayne Bygraves in 'Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship' refers to [...]

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