Top 4 Skills of a Good Businessman

Top 4 Skills of a Good Businessman

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People say that not everybody is cut out to be a good businessman and that there is a talent that a person should have in order to become a top shark in the business world. However, when you think about that talent it seems that there is more like a set of features, skills and abilities about being a good businessman than some unexplainable talent. While having the skills of a good businessman doesn’t necessarily makes you the best one around, it certainly gets you far. Psychologists, HR managers and many other professionals tried to find out what makes the good businessman and here are the top 5 skills that almost everybody agrees on. While you cannot learn talent and change your luck, you can definitely acquire skills that are valuable for the business or simply boost them and nurture them if you have them. Here are the things that every good businessman needs to have.


There is not a single successful person on this world that can keep being successful and maintain their position on the top without great deal of self-discipline. This goes for all the artists, athletes and business people alike. Even when you observe the everyday life, you will see that only the self-discipline is the driving force that gives the best results regardless of what you want to achieve. In business, this is really important as every slack and every down phase reflects on the results of your job and that makes it the first step on the downward spiral. Self-discipline is a skill that can be practiced and it can be acquired. It is more than just setting schedules, it is more of a mindset. Therefore, if you think you lack it, make sure you find a way to acquire it.

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People Skills

There are several very good reasons why a good businessman should have excellent people skills. They need to make good contacts, to be a good employer, good employee and excellent business partner. Firstly, when you think about it, people skills can be divided into several aspects. You should think about your judge of characters, ability to easily conclude all about somebody’s personality, the way you express yourself, the impression you make on others, your ability to communicate the message you want on the best possible way and many others. These skills are a combination of social skills, communication skills and the character judgment. Therefore, you need to find the exact weak spot in your people skills set and try to work on that on any given occasion. This work is never complete and it is always good to have more training.

IT Basics

Just a little while ago, the IT skills would be called computer skills and be done with it. However, the IT skills are about to cover a lot more than just computes as the devices by which we communicate and by which we all conduct business are varying greatly these days and it is a trend that will continue. Mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, smart watches and many more yet to come are what every businessman needs to know about, use them and make the most of them. For the best, the use of such stuff reflects on the speed of information, availability of your business and consequently the profit, while the lack of this knowledge makes you look ignorant. And that is the least of the downsides of the lack of this skill.


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While people skills are a big part of the networking skills, they are still just the part. While being able to make new contacts and to maintain them is a really big deal and a truly valuable skill that you use face to face with somebody, it is also important that you know how to use networking platforms as well. They do more than just get you in content with other people online. If you are using them properly, some of them, like uni notesallow you to learn a lot from the material and content shared there. Networking also keeps you up to date which is essential in any line of work. It means that people from the similar or same line of work and brought together and that enhances the information exchange which furthermore brings more info about the future trends and that makes it far easier to plan future moves.

With these four skills, you are all set to go and win the top of the business world. However, some of these will be more or less challenging to acquire. Luckily for you and everybody else, today’s rich world of education offers plethora of ways to acquire new skill using many different media, adapted to many different paces of learning and appealing to many different types of intelligences. Therefore, it is all a matter of finding your own way and sticking to it.

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  • Thank you Timothy

  • Great post from Diana! Thanks Merle!!

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    Merle thanks for sharing this post by Diana, it has so much value for readers. I will be posting it on the Syndication Express blog as well so more people can see and read it. Have a great day.

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