The Skills Needed

Learning is exciting. But do we know what must be learned to develop the right skills? The post-digital age has revolutionized the concept of work. Of course, we know, theoretically, the right skills to develop to succeed in a changing world... just by looking at the ones who seem to know how to make it happen. From success to success. If we know which skills should be learned and developed, why is it so difficult to teach them?

 The Skills Needed To Succeed by Sylvie Gendreau. Drawing-Digital Art©Pierre Guité

The Skills Needed To Succeed by Sylvie Gendreau. Drawing-Digital Art©Pierre Guité

Since our brain likes repetition, since it's the only way to retain information... as explained the brain expert, John Medina in his book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School. I invite you to listen carefully the speech of Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University. He is the author of five books. His latest best-sellers are Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World and The Global Achievement Gap (2008). 

7 Skills students need to succeed:

  1. Asking the right questions to develop critical thinking to be able to solve problems;
  2. Perform an influential leadership in collaborative networks;
  3. Being agile and skillful;
  4. Develop an entrepreneurial spirit;
  5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively;
  6. Have access to relevant knowledge and analyze information;
  7. Develop curiosity and imagination.

Some key actions to lead to success that we practice in our Creative Labs:

  • Team work and cooperation.
  • Multidisciplinary teams.
  • Taking risk and learning from mistakes. Fail often, fail sooner.
  • Iterations
  • Forget passive consumption. Invent your product creatively.
  • Be intrinsically motivated. Follow your passion.
  • Get out and play... to find deeper sense of purpose.

how to learn


get better every day

To keep learning the good skills, intensive learning should become a habit. Take appointment with yourself  by writing in your calendar, every week, some tasks to lead you to the best apprenticeship for you.

Keep an eye on you. Do and Think. Practice Reflexive Thinking to improve your skills.

To go further ....

You can read the posts: Playing Seriously and These jobs that disappear.