What They Don't Learn You in School

OR Essential Competencies for Lifelong Employability

by C. D. James



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/24/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9798823019200
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9798823019194
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9798823019187

About the Book

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 - Agility - Adaptability - 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.

About the Author

Charles “Skeets” James, former CEO of an Indianapolis-based SaaS company, has over 52 years’ experience in manufacturing, healthcare, higher-ed, government, and software. He has held senior level executive positions in several large companies (GM) and small start-ups (TriMedx, AXS Imaging, eGov Strategies, Inmotus Medical)—CEO, COO, CFO, and V.P. of Service Operations. Skeets earned an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. He also attended Harvard University’s Program for Management Development. He frequently provides advice to entrepreneurs and is involved in several start-ups. Skeets was a member of the business school advisory board at Butler University for 12 years. At Butler, he was instrumental in establishing a leadership coaching program, was a coach to MBA students and served briefly as an Adjunct Professor. Skeets has a passion for improving the education system and for sharing his wisdom with others.