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10 Tips for Taking Risks

By |November 30th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander 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 Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

If you’re keen to display the qualities of true leadership, risk-taking must become part of your executive weaponry. Leaders must be disrupters of the status quo, which often requires them to take risks. Calculated risk-taking helps ‘creative edge’ organisations to thrive; and it earns an enviable reputation for individuals who deliver the positive results. But risk-taking requires courage and an awareness of the following advice… 1. Be aware of the pros and cons of risk taking. Risk taking means moving from a situation of some security to another less secure position. But, to advance, there’ll be times when you must place yourself, even your organisation, at risk. Courage is a basic requirement for risk taking, sometimes at great professional and personal cost. The alternative – choosing not to show leadership – will no doubt result in fewer risks and greater security, but it will also mean the loss of opportunity to [...]

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How to Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial Skills

By |August 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 Make Things Happen NOW by Taking Initiative

By |August 24th, 2015|Leadership, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander 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|

What is it that separates the achievers and the go-getters from those managers who sit there, spinning their wheels or worse still, just waiting for something to happen? The real achievers are those who take the initiative and make things happen. Do you want to stand around and wait for something to happen, or do you want to make it happen? The following guidelines are provided for the latter… 1. Adopt a positive approach at all times. If you want to be a successful initiator, you must begin by having the right attitude. You must speak and act with confidence, even be a little pushy in your approach. If you assume that your ideas will be listened to and respected, you immediately increase the chances of that happening. If you see the initiative as a possible disaster, a disaster will probably occur. Your attitude will be contagious. If you exude [...]

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