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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What business owners can learn from 2016 and the trends ahead

  As the year draws to a close, it is time for entrepreneurs to take stock of business performance in 2016 and plan for the year/s ahead. As expected, the medium term budget policy statement issued in October provided some...
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The Top 5 Regrets of Midlife Professionals

Part of Kathy Caprino’s series “Time to Brave Up”  I’ve spent 11 years now focused on career coaching, teaching and training, helping mid-career professionals “dig deep, discover their right work, and illuminate the world with it.” I’ve seen several core...
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4 Motivational Factors Employees Seek for Their Careers

  As leaders, we must always hold ourselves accountable to build meaningful and purposeful relationships with our employees. This allows us to better understand those we are serving, and what motivates them to perform for the betterment of a healthier...
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6 Surefire Tips for Finding Inspiration

Stuck coming up with a new business idea? Here are six ways to get your gears turning. Some people may be happy with the success that they’ve found, but most entrepreneurs I know are born innovators, always looking for the...
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What Makes A Leader?

What makes someone a leader anyway? Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business. We’ve written several books on leadership, and yet it’s a rare thing to actually pause to define...
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Surprising Habits of Truly Powerful People

  Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous force for good. Niccolo Machiavelli spread the belief that people can...
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