All in the mind


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The following statement sounds incredibly much like common sense. Persistence and effort only deliver returns when we truly believe that we can make change happen. You have to be in it to win it. Your own assumptions about what you can achieve, also called your mindset, have profound implications on how you navigate your path and as a result how much you will flourish in the future. At LGIT Smart Solutions, we believe that as the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls on, the right mindset will be critical for not being left behind. Let’s look at this concept of mindset in a bit more detail.

According to Dr Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, there are two types of mindset. Each has the power to light up or disable the dreams and goals we set in life and at work. The first type of mindset is the fixed mindset. As the title implies, this mindset is shored up by a core belief that our abilities are relatively static and stable, and will not change significantly over time, no matter what we do. Abilities, talents and intelligences are all seen much like a hand that is ‘dealt’ in life. Achievements or right answers are proof of your talents. Failures show you up for what you lack. Because you don’t believe that you can change your hand much, ‘failures’ can have a crippling effect on the positive sense of self. The core belief ‘I cannot change anything’ may lead to a fear or avoidance of new experiences and risky situations.  People with a fixed mindset may feel as though they constantly need to prove themselves to others. Continue reading

Mind the Gap!


Instead of a “Gap Year”, attend our “Mind the Gap” programme and get clear on what you want to do with your life.

Matriculants from all over South Africa will receive their results on 5th January 2018. Today the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has reported a 98.76% matric pass rate for 2017. Yet the unemployment of the youth in South Africa is an endemic problem despite the improving matriculation rate.

Today the decision on what to do after matric seems like an overwhelming decision for many matriculants.

At LGIT Smart Solutions our “Mind the Gap” programme is aimed to help young adults get clear on their purpose, ensure that their career / study choice is aligned with their values, and gain workplace readiness skills.

For programme details or to register online go to www.lgit.joburg/gap.

 

 

Microsoft Launches Digital Badges For MCPs


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Microsoft has partnered with Pearson VUE to make digital badges broadly available for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs). Starting on October 21st, 2016, if you have passed a selection of exams or earned designated certifications, you will now be able to achievement more broadly via a verifiable digital badge, courtesy of Pearson’s digital badging platform, Acclaim Continue reading

Simplicity, Agility and Mojo


The world is oozing info and options. This is great, but how does one simplify from chaos?  It is actually quite simple – Just choose simplicity. It truly is a choice.

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Agility is thwarted by complicated systems, processes and thought forms which breed more of the same. This leads to getting nowhere fast.  Sadly, it often results in a downward spiral.  Slow response to change, red tape, busyness (not business), disconnected channels, resistance, blocked flow, restricted movement, group-think silos and a whole bunch of despondent people.  Does that sound familiar?

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Need to rent quality Training Facilities in Jhb?


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Situated in The Woodlands, Woodmead, Johannesburg.

We have a beautiful view of the city and located in a Game Park.  We have modern facilities, breakout balcony areas, high-spec quality equipment and the Game Park adds a rustic touch.

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How Being Busy Is Reducing Your Productivity


Socrates : Beware the bareness of a busy life

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Never in human history have people been as busy as they are now. If you look everywhere around you everybody is up to something. Technology alone has made us even more busy. How then do you become more productive, not more busier? Continue reading

Test Your Team’s IT Competency


Does your IT team have the competencies it’ll need to survive the remainder of this decade?

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We’re entering an era where, especially regarding Microsoft, things will change a lot more, and much faster. Some of those changes will be massive, mind-altering and disruptive — and you’ll need to be ready. Take this short quiz, adding up your scores, to see where your team lands.

When asked to rate your “comfort level,” be honest and consider the technical abilities of your team, their experience levels at these tasks and their ability to quickly learn new technologies. Remember, this isn’t meant to rate how “good” or “bad” your team is. Rather, it’s meant to help highlight areas they may need to skill-up in order to meet the changing demands of IT.

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