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Are Hard or Soft Skills More Important?

One can have the very best technical and functionally specific expertise but cannot be considered a leader without engaging followers, and that is done through effective communication, relationship-building and developing emotional connections. By Bleluk Life-Coaching “I would argue that it is the proficiency in the ‘soft’ skills like empathy, communication and emotional intelligence that determine whether a leader is even …

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5 Types of Directors Who Don’t Deliver

If you’ve ever sat on a board, chances are you’ve had to endure an ineffective or otherwise dysfunctional peer at one point or another. Not to slam boards; on the whole, they add real value. But boards frequently tolerate troublesome performance from one or two of their own. It’s simply too time-consuming or impolitic to eradicate them. And that is …

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Competitive Advantage of a Youngpreneur

In my Strategic Management class when we were covering strategies used by businesses, i came across a theory of Competitive Advantage proposed by Michael Porter in 1985, which simply is defined as the strategic advantage one business entity has over its rival entities within its competitive industry. Achieving competitive advantage strengthens and positions a business better within the business environment. This lead me to ponder …

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11 Fatal Blunders made by Fellow Youngpreneurs

There is no golden bullet to being a successful entrepreneur and there is no sure-fire blueprint to help guide your way to success, however, there is a lot to be learned from lots of entrepreneurs who failed and succeeded ahead of you. Blunders are part of life and there is a lot you can learn from your blunders but you …

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7 Jewels for your growth

1. The smallest particle that makes up the big success that you desire is calledinformation. Access to information is what separates those who make it in life and those who are stuck in the realm of excuses and complaints. Increase your access to information and you suddenly you boost your access to opportunity.

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Employee insubordination, dismissal

By Taurai Musakaruka While the word “insubordinate” often refers to anyone disrespectful or defiant, the workplace definition is more explicit. Insubordination usually means one of two situations: An employee refuses a direct order from a superior or the employee and superior have a confrontation. Insubordination has steep consequences, because the employee is essentially breaching his employment contract, refusing to work …

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The Essence of Leadership

By Rabison Shumba Many people desire the title of leader but have little or no understanding of what this calls them to become. Leadership is not a game of poker neither is it something you can play with. Leadership shapes the atmosphere and culture of an organization. The poorer the leaders, the less effective the organization becomes. Good leaders have …

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Be real, in touch with yourself as a leader

LEADERSHIP is about you and effective leadership requires one to be more in touch with oneself and being more of yourself. Leadership is all about being real, being true to yourself and to those around you. Wisdom dictates that, “only by being true to and with yourself can you allow others to be the best they can be”. When a …

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