As leaders and entrepreneurs operating in today’s economy otherwise known as the knowledge economy. Many critical factors contribute to the building of a successful and enduring enterprise. One of such factors is investment in the growth and development of your people – i.e. your employees, your team, your workforce or your constituency.
People are the only repository of knowledge and as a result they are your main resource.
Photo credit: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
In my part two in the university, I met a friend who had a huge passion for creative arts, an incredibly talented young man with a big heart for creative works. But guess what? As brilliantly gifted as he appeared, he struggled studying biochemistry en route a medical degree. He once said to me, “I love painting as you can see but my parents would have me study medicine and become a medical doctor at all cost.”
Originality for the benefit of this post is the art of being true to yourself; True to your identity, your uniqueness, your personality, your abilities and capabilities whether in business, social or personal affairs. It’s that sense of ‘nobody can do what I do, like I do it.‘
This mentality frees one from unnecessary competition and keeps one sane in a world that is constantly seeking to define or change us. Everyone of us has got some personal touch, signature or exceptional distinctiveness laced into the core of our being and that is the very element that identifies and differentiates us from other humans.
Have you ever tried playing golf? Then you know that the slightest adjustment in your swing can mean the difference between slicing and shanking the ball and driving it perfectly down the green. And it’s the same in business — because what it comes down to is the fact that the smallest changes can yield the biggest results. Continue Reading
In my biology class as a student, I learnt that growth is one of the many characteristics of a living thing. As a result, it’s typical for every human to yearn for growth no matter the area of pursuit. In this post pressed from leadonpurposeblog.com, Michael Ray Hopkin offers some great advice on how to achieve career growth.
Photo credit: Google
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.” If you’re moving backward, who’s fault is it? Who is responsible? We all know the answer to this.
The people whose careers seem to grow the fastest follow similar patterns of behavior. They understand competition exists, they recognize the steps they need to take to succeed, and they understand who is responsible. They take charge of their career and accept full responsibility for their growth.
The following five actions will help accelerate your career growth: