Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020, Inc., 11/24/17

Occasionally, I repost articles from other news outlets when I think they share important information and insights.  This article – “Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020” – examines the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs Report” and what is sees as the 10 skills for workers to thrive in 2020.

Guess how many of them are conflict and peacebuilding related?  All of them! (And “creativity”  which did not appear on the 2015 report, is there now!)

Here’s the 2020 list

  1. Complex problem solving
  2. Critical thinking
  3. Creativity
  4. People management
  5. Coordinating with others
  6. Emotional intelligence
  7. Judgment and decision-making
  8. Service orientation
  9. Negotiation
  10. Cognitive flexibility

Click here or below to read the piece by Marcel Schwantes, Principal and founder, Leadership From the Core.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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