Here are five skills you and/or your kids need to be successful in the new world emerging.
The next set of skills for people to be successful in the new world emerging are much more intuitive than in the industrial days. Because the robots can now do the monotonous and heavy lifting work, we are being challenged to be more intuitive, cerebral and thoughtful. Leaning into more right brain thinking will be the recipe for success in a world that demands it. Here are the top five skills that will make all the difference....
The power of global competence cannot be understated. We are more connected than at any time in known human history. Our ability to navigate a world of differences will be the deal maker or breaker for future leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators. Isolationism might work in the recesses of someone's mind, but in the real world, your ability to show up in empathy, understanding, patience and willingness with people around the world will win the day.
Personal Brand Management
Your ability to manage your name, reputation as well as your digital history will take on extra importance as more and more potential employers, partners and clients go online to see what you've said and done. Unfortunately, many people don't understand that their digital footprint doesn't go away. Having Personal Brand Management skills will help you establish a presence in your field. https://statuslabs.com/7-easy-steps-to-manage-your-personal-brand-online/
Feminine Principle Leadership
The default mode of leadership in the world today is command and control --- a guy or group of guys at the top telling everyone else what to do. Only now are we seeing the limits and the carnage left in the wake of command and control leadership. Feminine Principle Leadership requires a collaborative approach that brings everyone in to work on the challenge or solution together. This is not a feel good moment. It's a leadership model that leverages the best of more people, sharing the responsibility. This is a new skill for a new world. https://www.oxfordleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/oxford-leadership-article-femine-principle-and-theroy-u.pdf
It's funny how the very thing that defines our success in the world, relationships, isn't really taught in our schools. Cliches' and anecdotal statements from a motivational speaker is the extent that most people do their relationship work. Again, the interconnected nature of the world now will require us to make relationship (family, business, friends, etc) top priority --- not an afterthought.
With the rise of the gig economy, comes the importance of knowing how to be an effective gig manager. Being a gigger is different that being a 9-5 worker. It requires a completely different mindset because of the precarious and opportunistic nature of gigging. https://hbr.org/2018/03/thriving-in-the-gig-economy
Most of the world is still teaching and learning by old standards of the industrial economy. This is also complicating the ever expanding income inequality in the world. The new world requires more of our humanity, our intuitive self and our vision.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org