Employability Enhancement Hub
Character features or personality traits. It is inherent potential to be harnessed and developed – some people have natural predispositions for certain things. However, these need to be practiced, even though they are not completely forgotten with time. Attributes are what you are.
Ability to use initiative
Is capable of taking initiative in order to make decisions or influence events. At the same time, is able to work without constant supervision, taking full responsibility for his decisions and actions.
Critical and Analytical thinking
It is thinking about thinking – skeptical reflection and habit of checking own logic in arguments as well as logic of others. The ability do decide whether one should be persuaded by an argument, and deciding on what one believes. Also the ability to assess consequences of own actions, and actions of others.
Perseverance and motivation
The will to overcome obstacles, setbacks, rejections and struggle when pursuing a goal. Such individual is able to find his way through problems even though the path is difficult, long and stressful. Maintains long-term effort and progresses despite momentary shortages or distractions. A grit.
Working under pressure
Decision - making
Attributes needed to set up a new business venture – spotting new opportunities, risk-taking mind-set and autonomous approaches. Ability to finish project.
In SMEs and start-ups are new opportunities identified outside of current business scope, which is entrepreneurship. In large corporations new opportunities can exist within set business scope, which is intrapreneurship.