Countdown: Skill #7 – Judgment & Decision-Making

Countdown: Skill #7 – Judgment & Decision-Making

In my original blog in this series (http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm), I said there were 10 skills critical to your future success in the coming turbulent job market.  Today I want to discuss skill # 7, judgment and decision-making.     The Importance of Judgment & Decision-Making Skills   Futurist Thomas Frey estimates 2 Billion (that’s Billion with a capital B) jobs will be lost by 2030 worldwide. (http://bit.ly/2w4whhN) Those jobs will be lost to robots and software technology.  There will also be…

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Countdown: Critical Skill #8 – Service Orientation

Countdown: Critical Skill #8 – Service Orientation

In my original post in this series (http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I listed the 10 critical skills you will need to prepare yourself to succeed in the coming upheaval in the job market.  Today I want to discuss number 8 on the list, Service Orientation.     Why is Service Orientation so Important?   Service Orientation may be the most difficult of the skills to describe.  Yet in many ways, it is the most important of the 10 skills even though it’s…

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Countdown: Negotiation – The 9th Crucial Skill

Countdown: Negotiation – The 9th Crucial Skill

In the first blog in this series (http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm), I discussed the upheaval in the world job market.  Many jobs will be lost, but many will be gained.  Projections are that by 2020, a mere three years from now, 50% of the labor force will consist of Freelancers. Today in this countdown series I am discussing the number 9 skill Freelancers will need to fill these yet to be created jobs.  Negotiation!   Exactly What is Negotiation?   When we think of…

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Countdown: Skill #10 Crucial to Your Success

Countdown: Skill #10 Crucial to Your Success

In my recent blog on the great opportunities for Freelancers arising out of the rising chaos in the world job market (http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I promised a thorough discussion of the 10 skills crucial to your success you’ll need to develop in the next few years.  The countdown is on.  Here is skill #10, Cognitive Flexibility   What the heck is Cognitive Flexibility?   Cognitive Flexibility is a term used by psychologists to describe the ability to shift quickly from one concept…

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What is the #1 Career Opportunity Today?

What is the #1 Career Opportunity Today?

There are huge career opportunities opening up in today’s world economy.  And…the good news is these opportunities are yours for the taking.     “What’s the catch?” you ask.  There always has to be a catch, right? The catch is you have to be prepared to grab one of these opportunities.  Plus, you have to do the preparation work on your own.  Our education system isn’t teaching any courses on how to qualify for these jobs. Just what is this…

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How Freelancers Will Change the Economy

How Freelancers Will Change the Economy

There is no doubt.  Freelancing will be the future of the American worker.  The shift is all ready underway.  Here is a great article from Vivian Gianga at Fast Company explaining why. 2 5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040 The 9-to-5 job is dying. But what will an increasingly independent workforce mean for the economy? BY VIVIAN GIANG4 MINUTE READ Traditional work is dying. By 2040, the American economy will be “scarcely recognizable,” according to a new report published by the…

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Get Ready…the Future is Freelancing

Get Ready…the Future is Freelancing

One of the latest trends in business today is the rise of Freelancers.  If you are not preparing to join this trend, you should be.  Here is a great post from INC. explaining why. Why Freelancing Will Be Part of Nearly Everyone’s Future Whether you’re hiring or getting hired, plenty of evidence points to a future workforce which looks much different than it does today. By Christina DesMarais Contributor, Inc.com@salubriousdish     1 COMMENTS   CREDIT: Getty Images   Much has…

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Why Your College Degree is Only the Beginning.

Why Your College Degree is Only the Beginning.

You have a 4-year college degree.  You’ve got a good job working for a company.  You are ascending the corporate ladder.  You think your future looks bright. Think again. Here is an inconvenient truth.  Your college degree is only the beginning. If you are to be successful in this new and changing economy, you must continue learning new things for the rest of your life.  And…you’re on your own. Our modern Colleges and Universities are busy educating students to work…

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Lifelong Learning-The Wave of the Future

Lifelong Learning-The Wave of the Future

There are massive shifts coming in the structure of our work force that will affect every one of us.  Lifelong learning is a tactic we must use in order to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  Here is a great post from The Economist explaining why. 1 SPECIAL REPORT Learning and earningLifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now…

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Social Styles 5-Learning About the Amiable

Social Styles 5-Learning About the Amiable

Why are Social styles important?   In my previous posts on Social Styles, I have stressed the importance of understanding these styles.  Your ability to communicate with these different styles of people will make a huge difference in the profits at your bottom line. Today, I want to discuss the last of the 4 Social Styles, the Amiable.   What is the Amiable Social Style?   Amiable are, well…amiable.  They are very people and question oriented. They are easy to…

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