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Scan down this list:

On a scale of 1 to 10, rate each skill in terms of your mastery of that skill (1 being low skilled, 10 being highly skilled).

Tally up the results and you have your development plan over the coming year.

Why is this important?

Because the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us and these are the skills you’ll need if you want to thrive in the new world of work.

“The fourth industrial revolution is currently being called the cyber-physical convergence. There is nobody who can clearly see what is going to emerge from this revolution, but we have a good guess at what skills are going to be required.”

You’ll also need to bone up on the skills that teach you how to think, be creative, be open-minded about what’s going on around you, and you’ll need to have an increased level of self-awareness that will allow you to know what you need to know and do to succeed.

And that last part, to me, is key: knowing what you need to know and do to succeed.

Without that, it’s hard to go forward.

Also read Heather McGowan’s piece: The Hard Truth About Lost Jobs: It’s Not About Immigration


*some say the revolution has already begun…times ticking
*skills source: Future of Jobs Report, World Economic Forum