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Why you need to unlearn in order to learn

We are living in an era of digital disruption. In order to stay relevant, companies and the people who serve those companies need to constantly adapt the way things are done in order to be innovative and to remain profitable.  In order to become part of a learning organization that constantly evolves – you need
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Great leaders are great students

As you progress through your career, what type of learning path do you choose to take? You could either choose to mindlessly get through each day, each task, doing your job. Or you could develop a learning modality and consciously work each day by building on very specific goals and skills that will help you
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Managing Talent: Fact or Fiction?

I recently watched an Interview with a panel of leading SA recruitment agents and employers regarding how to manage up and coming talent in organisations. The insights were both expected and surprising. Below I touch on the points that stuck out most for me and I detail how you can use this information to gain
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Prioritise what you learn

If you know and understand the importance of continuous learning, how do you focus on what to learn. With the benefit of social media, globalization and the internet, you have a range of several million business books, over 3000 TED talks, 10 000 MOOC’s (massive open online courses), hundreds of thousands of online articles, and
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How to entrench a new skill

Mastering a new skill and learning and adapting to new trends is not optional in today’s business environment – it is crucial to your career success. Below are some general tips to help you entrench a new skill. There is phrase that says, “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” This applies to
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Developing Global Leaders

With the dramatic growth of international business, leaders and professionals who have global mindset are in high demand. This is also in part due to the fact that over the past three decades, the value of exports across the world has increased from $2 trillion to $18 trillion, and half of them come from emerging
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Write a professional Bio

As a leader in business, knowing the skill of writing a professional Bio is critical to getting you noticed, increasing your visibility in the marketplace and getting you hired. Factors to consider when writing your Bio   Be consistent: Your personal written CV; online CV’s; LinkedIn Summary and any website profiles must all say the
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Interview Advice: Fact or Fiction

Preparing for an interview and just the thought of being interviewed can be daunting to most people. The last thing that anyone wants is to receive advice that is not really helpful. Below is a list of the most common advice that is given to interviewees with some commentary on whether or not to heed
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Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist?

You have studied for your degree and qualified in your area of specialism. You completed the required number of years for the internship and are ready to apply for your first job. You are a specialist. As you progress with your career you have choices: do you continue specializing in a particular field or do
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Holding on to a job for too long

People stay in particular jobs for many reasons. Sometimes its loyalty to their manager or to the company. Perhaps the person had a lot of change happening in their personal lives (marriage; raising a child; studying) that maintaining the same job gave them some stability. If you go through your CV and the last 5
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