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Sometimes, we make a split-second decision. Other times we take much longer to decide. Either way, we might not always make the best decision. So how can we get it right? John di Stefano explains why three core check-points can make all the difference to the outcome of making difficult and important decisions.
I picked up this book last year and it has completely changed my view on leadership. Rene Brown is an authority in vulnerability, a research professor at the University of Houston and has spent the last two decades studying shame and empathy. She has written several books of which are five top bestsellers. It is […]
The concept of entrepreneurship has been with us for hundreds of years. But the context in which the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship is applied is on the verge of radical change. John di Stefano explains how the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework and its partners across Europe are driving that change forward.
Ah...the glamorous lifestyle of the successful entrepreneur: all the trappings of wealth and a small fortune tucked away. It's not a fairy tale because it is achievable – but it's easy to forget that each of them went through the pain of starting from scratch. So what were their reasons for doing this? More to the point, what are yours?
We all have our phobias. And whether it's a fear of flying, public speaking, the dark, enclosed spaces or mice (to name a few), they're often treated with mild derision or misunderstanding. But how do you deal with the fear of inadequacy or abject failure? It all starts with an action.
During my years as entrepreneur there’s one subject that has been discussed the most: ‘How can I stay motivated?’ This is such an important subject and I know that lots of people struggle with this. I believe it also shows that lots of people don’t understand the concept of motivation. Let’s clear one thing up […]
Few of us can argue against the Olympic creed 'The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle...' attributed to Pierre Courbetin, one of the founding fathers of the modern Olympics. But as entrepreneurs do we really agree with that? Why do we struggle – to meet deadlines, sales targets and keep our work-life balance in tact? Why do challenges and obstacles turn into struggles? If you're struggling, this blog could change your life!
Whatever line of work you're in, have you ever thought about why you're doing the job that you do? Is it for the money, is it the career path or is it something else? Think a little deeper and you'll find that what you're actually doing is part of a chain in a problem-solving process. But have you ever thought about what problem you would like to solve? The world awaits you!
The very word 'success' means different things to different people. How do you become 'successful'? What level of success do you want to achieve? And when you reach that level will you be satisfied or crave for more? Success rarely happens by chance. But through the actions you take that drive your decisions, commitment and reflections – your success is there for the taking!