Is it all about skills?
In the busy time of digital transformation everywhere, the "War for Talent", Lifelong Learning, getting ready for the skills required in 2030, etc. - it is all about skills. Your skills and their skills. What you already have in your pocket, what the GAPS are you are facing, how to make best use of your strength and how to balance your weakness with the expertise of your team members?
If you think you will ever be done with learning, nice try, but face the reality. Better learners will be overtaking you left and right. It is a competition between talents as well as companies looking for them in the market place. So be ready to invest in yourself permanently, sometimes more sometimes less, with or without money. Learn from the good example from others, find a mentor or a good role model. You just have to be open for it 😉. Some more links related to the topic:
- 8 skills with high demand in 2019 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6508575207379255296
- 5 Verbal Cues That Enhance ANY Business Relationship https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-verbal-cues-enhance-any-business-relationship-achim-nowak-/
- Give Your Employees Specific Goals and the Freedom to Figure Out How to Reach Them https://hbr.org/2019/02/give-your-employees-specific-goals-and-the-freedom-to-figure-out-how-to-reach-them
- The Tactic This Expert Uses to Assess Soft-Skills https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/interview-questions/2019/tactic-this-expert-uses-to-assess-soft-skills
- Work for someone who appreciates your ideas, loyalty and hard work https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/work-someone-who-appreciates-your-ideas-loyalty-hard-hyacinth/
- New Report: Women Apply to Fewer Jobs Than Men, But Are More Likely to Get Hired https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/diversity/2019/how-women-find-jobs-gender-report
- 10 things you can control https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6508215995763556352
A current example from somebody you can learn from, even when you might not be fully aligned with the person ... Elon Musk. He started SpaceX in 2002 and just did send a rocket to the ISS that will be able to carry 4 astronauts. 17 years sounds like a long period of time, but he had a vision and a rough plan how to make it reality. SpaceX is going to be the #1 company to transport goods and people for the NASA, all privately funded.
For Tesla the company is just getting closer to meet the announced manufacturing figures for the Model 3 and Elon is already planning to announce two new models next week Thursday. Same here, a clear vision and a rough plan 😎.
I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Elon Musk, South African - Businessman Born: June 28, 1971