Skill #4 Reputation Management

Skill #4 Reputation Management

  Why should you be interested in something like reputation management? Well, like it or not, you already have an online reputation. Don’t believe me? Jump online and Google your name and see what comes up.   This is important because?   In this digital age, how you appear to the rest of the world can have a huge impact on your ability to make a living.   Current estimates are by the year 2020, 50% of the US workforce…

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Skill #3 Communication Management.

Skill #3 Communication Management.

Did you know how you manage your communications can affect your mental health?   Once long ago, in a land far, far, away, people lived in a simpler world.  There were only 3 TV networks, one or two daily newspapers in your city, and there was only one telephone on a little table in the entrance hall to your home. News broadcasts were two or three times a day, only lasting about 30 minutes including weather, sports, and financial markets. …

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Skill #2 Emerging Skills Management

Skill #2 Emerging Skills Management

  Here is an interesting question. How can you learn the skills for a job that hasn’t been invented?   Why would I need to do that?   Here’s why. Futurist Thomas Frey estimates 47% of today’s existing jobs will disappear by the year 2030 (http://bit.ly/2w4whhN ). What that means for you is there is a roughly 50-50 chance the job you’re in today will be gone. When it happens you will face 2 choices: 1. Be pushed aside into a…

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Skill #1 – Distraction Management

Skill #1 – Distraction Management

Thomas Frey in his latest blog ( http://bit.ly/2yFqvos ) states that distraction management is one the 12 personal skills you will need in the future to be successful.  Really?  How did something like distraction management get to be such a big issue? What has technology done to us?   In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone.  This was the first “smart” phone capable of carrying applications other than just phone calls and voice mail.  At the time, it didn’t seem like such a…

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12 Skills You Need to Succeed

12 Skills You Need to Succeed

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us!   Traditional jobs are disappearing. Futurist Thomas Frey predicts 47% of current jobs will disappear by 2030 ( http://bit.ly/2w4whhN ). The workforce is shifting toward the predominance of the Entrepreneur and Freelancer.   Forbes Magazine has recently predicted 50% of the U.S. Labor force will be Freelancers by the year 2020. That shift won’t stop there.   I recently created a series of posts on the 10 critical skills employers will be looking for as…

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Why Should Work be “Work?”

Why Should Work be “Work?”

I personally believe we have the wrong idea about work. There is a popular concept in this country that “work” is supposed to be something you do to earn money, sustain yourself, support your family, do for a long time, and then retire to a life of leisure. In short, work is a lot of things, but it’s not fun.   This Has to Change   In my recent series of posts, I discussed why Freelancing is the job of…

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Countdown: Skill #1 Complex Problem Solving

Countdown: Skill #1 Complex Problem Solving

In my original post in this series ( http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I listed the top 10 skills employers will be looking for in their future employees. At long last we have arrived at the #1 skill you will need to acquire to be successful in the future. Complex problem solving.   Why is Complex Problem Solving so Important?   Robots are replacing people. Why? Because robots can do repetitive tasks with skill and dexterity greater than human beings. They can also do these…

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Countdown: Skill #2-Critical Thinking

Countdown: Skill #2-Critical Thinking

In my original post in this series ( http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I discussed the 10 critical skills you need to succeed in the chaotic job market of the next few years. Today, I would like to talk about the #2 skill, Critical Thinking. Just What is Critical Thinking?   Critical thinking is one of “those terms.” It has risen to near the top of skills employers are now seeking. Go search for a good definition though, and what you get is a lot…

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Countdown: Skill #3 Creativity

Countdown: Skill #3 Creativity

The first blog post in this series ( http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ) I listed the top ten skills necessary if you are to triumph in the ongoing upheaval in the worldwide job market.  Today, I want to discuss the #3 skill, Creativity.     Why is Creativity so Important?   There is one simple reason why creativity as a skill is so much in demand.  Robots and software technology can’t do it.  Here is one area where human beings can beat the bots. …

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Countdown: Skill #4 People Management

Countdown: Skill #4 People Management

In the first blog post in this series ( http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I listed the 10 critical skills you will need to succeed in the upheaval taking shape now in the worldwide job market.  Today I want to discuss Skill #4, People Management.   Why is People Management so Important?   People management has always been an important skill to possess.  In the coming chaos in the job market, it will become even more vital.  As robots and software technology continue to…

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