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Skills are more important than Diplomas!

One of the hottest topics in business today is up-skilling, re-skilling, and redefining jobs. Soft skills such as creativity, initiative, critical thinking, influence, negotiation, flexibility have been skills managers have been developing under the past years. However the power skills that you will need to focus on in the near future are:

  • Collaboration and influence

  • Taking ownership

  • Empowering leadership

  • Storytelling

  • Intentional learning

  • Resilience

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Analytical thinking

Collaboration, effective communication, empathy, conflict management, trustworthiness will be needed to combine taking initiative/direction, working on a project basis, taking action when circumstances compromise the result, informing stakeholders, planning realistically and setting goals.

Having difficult conversations with colleagues, giving feedback, motivating others as well as communicating a vision to others clearly and captivatingly, speaking in a relaxed manner in front of an (online) group, using data to tell your story will be decisive.

You will need to develop even further your growth mindset, lifelong learning, being open to receive and apply the feedback you get from others and dealing with change, stress management as well as managing your own energy independently of the energy around you.

An extremely important factor and leveler up will be being aware of unconscious prejudices and pointing them out to others, having sincere and open conversations, communicating in a way that makes everyone feel seen and understood.

Having a problem-solving behavior, prioritizing, making connections and being able to sort data with advanced data analysis skills is also an important power skill you will need to develop further.

No disagreeing this will be a challenge for many. Let us get you up and running as soon as possible. We offer you a free 15 minute consultation to speed up your career or the career of those in your company.

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