Category Archive for "Industry News"

4 Attributes That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From Employees

If you can’t tolerate the risk needed to reach the reward, you’re not ready to start your own business — yet. “What do you do for a living?” “I’m an entrepreneur.” The answer has a sexy ring to it. Plus, there’s…

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Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One

  These days everyone knows that finding a mentor is valuable. But it’s increasingly rare that we actually have one. In an in-depth study of professional service firms, Harvard Business School professor Thomas DeLong and his colleagues discovered: “Everyone we…

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How to Overcome 5 Excuses That Kill Entrepreneurship

  ou’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and you finally have your business idea. It’s a great idea that solves a huge problem in an elegant way. This idea can scale, and go global. There’s no one in the…

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The 10 Traits That Define Entrepreneurial Success

Why is it that some people succeed more than others? Is it an innate ability, present from birth, or a learned behavior? What are the traits that identify a successful entrepreneur? According to Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Entrepreneurship…

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5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

You have an epic idea. Now what? The real challenge for any entrepreneur isn’t getting started. It’s staying in business. Yes, you can be successful as an entrepreneur but it won’t be easy. It has never been easy to start…

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2017 – Making it work for you!

Just a couple of days now before most of us return to create the momentum of work in 2017, diving deep into execution mode. Many of us have made some fantastic New Year Resolutions…. I made a few too. Some with full…

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SWITCH People Solutions would like to wish you and your Family a blessed Festive Season and a very Happy New Year!

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Here’s the trick to removing ‘like’ and ‘um’ from your vocabulary

Recently I attended a training course in New York City and at the start of the course each of us introduced ourselves. The senior executive sitting next to me said, and I quote, “I, like, work for a big bank,…

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Three Secrets of Personal Leadership from Nelson Mandela

As we commemorate the third anniversary of the passing of the world’s most influential leader of modern times, there is much that we can do to keep his leadership legacy alive and make every day a Madiba Day. I have…

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10 Qualities of Authentic People

There is no better teacher than life and no better leadership lessons than what you’ve learned from experience. In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness and status we have lost our authenticity. We have lost morals and what…

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