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Skill #9 Relationship Management

Skill #9 Relationship Management

  Does your brain size limit the number of your relationships?     It does, according to Robin Dunbar. Who is Robin Dunbar?   Robin Dunbar is an Anthropologist with the University College of London. In the early 1990’s, he postulated that the maximum number of people an individual could maintain stable relationships with was about 150.(http://bit.ly/2EBe4s7) He came to his conclusion using studies based on the size of the human brain’s neocortex. This became known as Dunbar’s Number.   “What?”…

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Skill #7 Opportunity Management

Skill #7 Opportunity Management

  Managing opportunities is critical to your success in the new economy. News Flash! The world economy is reshaping itself in ways unimaginable today. Futurist Tom Frey estimates 47% of today’s existing jobs will be gone by 2030 ( http://bit.ly/2w4whhN ). Further, a study by Forbes magazine ( http://bit.ly/2xkEfmi ) estimates that by the year 2020 fifty percent of the US labor force will be freelancers. This number will continue to rise as existing jobs disappear over the next decade.   This means…

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Skill #6 Information Management

Skill #6 Information Management

  Do you feel like you’re drowning?   I do. Look at all the stuff that is coming at us. Cable news channels, blogs, podcasts, emails, text messages, Instagram, and on, and on. Thomas Frey in the post on future skills you will need ( http://bit.ly/2yFqvos ) cites a study done by UC San Diego. That study showed in 2008 the average American spent 11.8 hours a day gathering information. The study also stated that number was increasing at approximately 2.6% each…

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Skill #5 Privacy Management

Skill #5 Privacy Management

Is Privacy Management Even Possible?   In my last post (http://bit.ly/2DuPEDY ) I talked about what you need to do to manage your reputation. Reputation management by its very definition involves a lot of transparency. Putting yourself out there for all to see to further your career. Privacy Management is at the opposite end of that same spectrum.   You may wonder in this day of social media if it’s even possible to have any privacy. Businesses today are investing in…

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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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