For careers and thriving lives, leaders around the World endorse the below universal human skills as essential. Creativity and management of complexity are considered the most significant. Additional essential skills, such as problem-solving & teamwork, & written communication are predictors of success in careers and life.
[Individuals who will Thrive in this New World of Complex Change will embrace at least one of the 3 roles listed below and will hone those skills essential for that role:]
1. Creatorsare visionaries who see beyond what is to what could be. They are all about bringing into existence new things, or bringing together old things in new ways.
2. Facilitatorsare community builders and team players who unify people behind a shared vision. Teams work better together when they are around.
3. Driversare movers and shakers. While others may do a fine job thinking and talking about the job, Drivers get it done. Whether through self-discipline, reliability, or obsession with progress, they meet deadlines and expectations.
Skills Particular to Each Role
Critical thinking – for Creatives
Communication skills - for Creatives and Facilitators
Creativity – for Creatives
Problem solving – for Creatives
Perseverance – for Drivers
Collaboration – for Facilitators
Information literacy – for Creators, Facilitators & Drivers
Technology skills and digital literacy – for Creators & Drivers
Media literacy – for Creators & Drivers
Global awareness – for Facilitators
Self-direction – for Creators & Drivers
Social skills – for Creators & Facilitators
Literacy skills – for Creators, Facilitators & Drivers