Why employers should look for ABILITY over credentials, by Jason Shen


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Are you genetically predisposed for your career?

The nature versus nurture debate about how far our abilities are determined by our genes or our upbringing has been ongoing for decades. While some experts say we develop our abilities through effort and learning, and if we believe our abilities are fixed we may be compromising our potential, others believe our abilities are genetically determined. "Talent can be developed, but it's going to be limited in potential based on genetic makeup," says microbiologist Robin R. Hayes. In his book—My...
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Why you need to identify your strengths

To achieve success you need to leverage your strengths, and before you can identify your strengths you need to be aware of the difference between skills and strengths. The ability to speak a particular foreign language, for example, is a skill you can learn and improve through practice. Unless a natural ability for learning foreign languages is among your strengths however, you're unlikely to enjoy learning another language or achieve a high level of fluency. "The more you understand what you're...
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Self-doubt is sabotaging your leadership. Here’s how to break the cycle and lead with confidence

Leadership is one of the hardest things to do and even successful business owners experience self-doubt once in a while. Feeling plagued by self-doubt however limits your potential for growth and success. If you're constantly questioning your leadership abilities, your self-doubt can lead to self-sabotaging behavior that not only puts your own effectiveness at risk it also undermines the performance of your team. "If you can't empower yourself, then you won't be able to empower the people that w...
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