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

New Microsoft Certifications Announced


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In a recent official announcement, Microsoft is streamlining its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services. In total, five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties have been released.

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JLL Report – The De-Industrialization of South Africa Currently Underway


The case for why you need to review your current career path

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I got a bit of a shock recently, when I learnt that a mining executive friend of mine was now recently unemployed. As a top Mining Engineer with close to 20 years working experience in the South African mining industry, it just boggled my mind, as to how this unfortunate event could have happened. Now a just released report by top commercial property company JLL on the state of industrial real estate in South Africa provides findings on the current state of industrialization in South Africa that may shed light to what is happening to the South African economy. Continue reading