This book is about transferring knowledge to you, knowledge that, as reported by many ‘they’ did not “learn” you in school. Shortcomings identified, many which are included in this reference book, are foundational skills and competencies that are important to success in your life as well as in your career, from effectively communicating to problem solving to leadership.
We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution characterized by technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, bots, drones, big data, virtual reality, blockchains, self-driving vehicles, etc. It has been predicted that these changes could impact up to 50% of existing jobs. Givens of the “new collar” jobs are:
- Teamwork/interdisciplinary collaboration
- Importance of diversity of perspectives
- Big data/data-driven decision making
- Lifelong learning with competence and skills as credentials, ensuring lifelong employability
The skills and competencies highlighted in this reference book are foundational, applicable to almost every career. They are not only essential to your career success but also to lifelong employability.