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What are good talent and strengths to have in the business field.

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Thank you comment icon The best strengths and talent to have in the business field is to first and foremost, be yourself. It is also great to have strong leadership and communication skills. Rida Naweed

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Molly’s Answer

Good talents and strengths to have in business are determination, the ability to take feedback and act on it quickly, project management and good communication skills. Courage about facing failures and trying again and again to achieve your goals in a different way. Learn early to ask for feedback and work on incorporating this into every project so you learn and move faster.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jillian,

Great question. I have two very different areas that I want to convey to you.

I would say that there is a single most important skill that you should have - Communication Skills, both written and verbal. To be able to be understood clearly is important in personal and business situations. This reduces friction in any process if everyone is on the same page with the same expectations. Communication should be honest because problems can only be solved if everyone is being honest. Being a good communicator also involves asking good questions and making other people comfortable in communicating with you. That means that you will change your communication style depending on the person you are interacting with.

Second, you need to define strategies for yourself on resilience. Every day is not going to go your way. You have to have clear goals and the ability to learn from mistakes. This isn't easy. You have to have strategies for how you are going to get through the difficult times, because difficult times always comes. I will say that one of the things that I have focused on is doing what I love to do for a living. I love what I do. I do not always love how I have to do it or who I have to do it for, but at my core, I love what I do. That passion gets me up every day because it is what I want to do and I will do anything that I have to in order to keep doing what I do. (I got two college diplomas to make sure that I can do this for the rest of my life.)

Finally, I would say this. You have to work constantly on these skills. You can never think that you are good enough in these areas. You have to evolve and continue learning throughout your life.

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Maureen’s Answer

Good question that will always stand the test of time or career in my opinion. There will always be a core foundational set of talent and strengths in the following that will carry you through your life and career. I've been in the communications industry for 33 years. I've weathered mergers, organizational restructures, fabulous jobs, horrible leaders, job changes where reinvention of self was required - all of this was feasible and landed me positively each and every time!
1. Willingness and ability to LEARN (and take that learning and grow!)
2. Be the "one" that takes on the seemingly ( or really) worst/most difficult, least appealing task or project; this enables knowledge, experience, and insights above others
3. Exceptional listening skills
4. Strong self-awareness
5. Engage from a value-add perspective; demonstrate you're engaged and listening
6. Communication is king - (written, spoken, etc.) Be articulate, focused, and simple. Less is more when its thoughtful and engaging
7. Partnerships and Collaboration gets the work done
8. Be holistic and forward thinking
9. Embrace your individualism; be tenacious, channel it positively, and be a balanced team player
10. Value Change and maintain PERSPECTIVE:)


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Anthony’s Answer

Please, note the following strengths in the business field.
1. Proper/Good business goal or
goals.
2. Having INTEREST and
great KNOWLEDGE in the
business.
3. Favourable marketing
conditions.
4. Favourable economic
conditions.
5. Favourable government
policies.
6. Favourable weather conditions.
7. Good communication skills.
8. Good team-player.
9. Transparency, faithfulness,
honesty and integrity at all
times.

Best wishes to you.
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Lauren’s Answer

Hi Jillian - it's tough to pinpoint it to a specific set of strengths that you should definitely have. A few that I think are important are good collaboration skills. You will most likely be working with a team/group of people all the time so you'll want to make sure that you work well with others and are alright with taking in other people's ideas.

Another one that I think is very valuable is the ability to ask questions when you don't know something. When I get assigned a new project or something to work on I make sure to ask a lot of questions to get a good understanding of what the expectations are. Don't be afraid to ask silly questions as well, people will respect you for being courageous and you don't want to end up doing something wrong and then getting in trouble or messing up some project.

Time management is also a great skill to have because you'll most likely be juggling a bunch of projects at once and people won't be as lenient with deadlines, you'll want to make sure you are allocating your time properly and getting all your work done on time. Sometimes you'll have to sit down and prioritize things based on their importance, but it's very important to make sure you can get everything done.
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Page’s Answer

Of all the courses I took in Business School, I found the interpersonal skills and leadership courses to be the most helpful in my career. Basic strengths for the business world can be as rudimentary as being able to thoughtfully craft a cover letter, email, or give a firm handshake upon meeting someone. Building a resume and perfecting public speaking and potentially an elevator pitch also prove helpful as your progress through career. Leadership skills are a must in the business world. Whether you are leading a team or an individual contributor, understanding and applying leadership skills often will go a long way. This may include collaborating cross-functionally, inspiring and enabling others, communicating openly and breaking down barriers where you can. Ask questions and challenge the status quo. Find a mentor that inspires you and learn all you can from them. Make mistakes and learn from them. Hold yourself and others accountable.
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Soha’s Answer

In the business field, it is beneficial to be adaptable to changes and to be a strong communicator. Additionally, it is important to be curious and to ask questions! This will be helpful for you to advance in your career as you keep learning new things.

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Brian’s Answer

Good talents and skills to have in business are emotional intelligence, determination, leadership, discipline, empathy, and more.

Other important things to consider are building your product knowledge, understanding your competitors, what makes them successful, how will you differentiate from them, and perhaps do focus group research to see if your customers will value that differentiation.

If your business idea doesn’t solve a problem that exists for your customers today, you may find it difficult to succeed.

Brian recommends the following next steps:

Learn the difference between a sole proprietor, partnership, LLC, S-corp, and corporation
Learn about the skills and talents that I’ve highlighted (example, emotional intelligence)
Research the other concepts that you’re not familiar with (example- product management)
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Melissa’s Answer

Hi Jillian!
Great question!

For the business field I think it is important to focus on your own strengths and build on them. Many people focus on their weakness and try to transition them into strengths. Research Strength Finders by Franklin Covey, I think you will find it helpful. I found this very helpful in understanding what my strengths were and how I could adapt and counter my weaknesses.

Some other things to focus on are being willing to learn, adapt and take feedback (both good and bad)

Some CORE strengths that are important to focus on and build upon are:

- Adaptability
- Empathetically listening
- Networking is always very important
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Collaboration
- Time management and prioritization

Lastly, always be your authentic self!
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Page’s Answer

Of all the courses I took in Business School, I found the interpersonal skills and leadership courses to be the most helpful in my career. Basic strengths for the business world can be as rudimentary as being able to thoughtfully craft a cover letter, email, or give a firm handshake upon meeting someone. Building a resume and perfecting public speaking and potentially an elevator pitch also prove helpful as your progress through career. Leadership skills are a must in the business world. Whether you are leading a team or an individual contributor, understanding and applying leadership skills often will go a long way. This may include collaborating cross-functionally, inspiring and enabling others, communicating openly and breaking down barriers where you can. Ask questions and challenge the status quo. Find a mentor that inspires you and learn all you can from them. Make mistakes and learn from them. Hold yourself and others accountable.
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Of all the courses I took in Business School, I found the interpersonal skills and leadership courses to be the most helpful in my career. Basic strengths for the business world can be as rudimentary as being able to thoughtfully craft a cover letter, email, or give a firm handshake upon meeting someone. Building a resume and perfecting public speaking and potentially an elevator pitch also prove helpful as your progress through career. Leadership skills are a must in the business world. Whether you are leading a team or an individual contributor, understanding and applying leadership skills often will go a long way. This may include collaborating cross-functionally, inspiring and enabling others, communicating openly and breaking down barriers where you can. Ask questions and challenge the status quo. Find a mentor that inspires you and learn all you can from them. Make mistakes and learn from them. Hold yourself and others accountable.
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Alexandra’s Answer

Hi Jillian, at a very basic level, the following are skills and strengths I would suggest to brush up on to succeed in business roles:
- Strong communication skills
- Being a good listener
- Presentation and facilitation skills
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Being good at collaboration and working with other people
- Time management and prioritization
- Understanding of financial planning system
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