A.S.K – Attitude. SKILL. Knowledge

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A.S.K – Attitude. Skill. Knowledge

Is skill as important?

The second element is skill which is equally essentially. We may have talked about skills that an entrepreneur requires. But is that it? Personal leadership growth requires both knowledge and skill. Simply stated, skill is the ability to apply a concept or idea to some task which can be immensely beneficial in leading followers includes professional courage, decisiveness, patience and the ability to listen honestly. Each of these skills can be learned through experience.

We continually hone the skills we have by practicing it to use, while also keep acquiring new skills. Skills may be measured by testing, observed, and quantified. There are two basic methods to acquire and polish skills: attempt new things and try existing things in new ways.

What are some of the important skills for a successful entrepreneur?

Skills are the meat of “how” to be entrepreneurial. Networking; selling; launching and learning trials; building and developing a team are skills that can and be regularly taught, practiced and rewarded consistently.

While there is no magic formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur, those who do succeed tend to have mastered the following set of skills: good and effective communication; the ability to sell both themselves and their idea or product; eagerness to learn and be flexible.

Communication with a listening ear

Every entrepreneur needs to be an effective communicator to effectively communicate to all. They also need to master all types of communication, such as, one-on-one and in-person conversations, group discussions, written communication, and email or in messages. Practice your point of view ahead of time so that you are ready for the target audience when the opportunity or presentation comes around.

An entrepreneur has to be able to communicate effectively in order to sell the business idea to potential investors, the product or service to customers, and to employees.

Communication is more than conversing a dialog. Active listening helps you to pick up on subtle clues, such as what isn’t being said in a conversation, to help you better comprehend individuals you’re speaking with and satisfy their needs throughout a conversation.


The dedication to always learning new things and growing as a person is one of the most important skills to have in life, let alone in entrepreneurship. You must constantly learn, iterate, and adapt in all parts of your business, whether it is your product, management style, or everyday routine.

The ups and downs that an entrepreneur must endure are inescapable. An entrepreneur needs a strong capacity and desire to learn. If a person is able to learn even in failure, they have the necessary skills to become a successful entrepreneur. Failure can assist to broaden one’s business expertise and insight. As the famous adage goes, every failure is one step closer to success.

Time Management

If you want to be successful, time management is needed. Before pursuing any concept, an entrepreneur must understand how to correctly line up a time schedule to determine which tasks are vital to the business, and which can be done later, or delegate.

Knowing how to manage your time and establishing the discipline to keep to a schedule may help you make better decisions and get more done. Prioritizing with deadlines and goals keeps procrastination at bay.


With each soft skill you acquire and nurture today, you have the opportunity to push yourself to the next level and achieve success in your business. Remember that it all contributes into shaping your future tomorrow.

You hold the key to your destiny, take the first step to set your life. It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you. 

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