Friday, May 19, 2017

The World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Skills For 2020

CREDIT: Future of Jobs Report, World Economic Forum

YOUR Future Starts Now

All of the top 2020 skills listed above can be measured with the combination of the Clifton StrengthsFinder and the EQi-2.0® Emotional Quotient Inventory. 

I've been preparing up-and-coming leaders for the skills in demand in the future for nearly a decade now through my results generating career coaching services.

What I've built is a lot like the field of dreams. I started with my Visionary and Strategic Strengths and then I invested time, effort and money to build the field that you simply need to step onto.  

All you have to do is to take action to come join me as others already have. Experience the results my other coaching clients have already experienced at work, at home and in relationships.
YOUR UNIQUE STRENGTHS
In the hands of an experienced Strengths Coach, the results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ can be interpreted to show a coaching client exactly and precisely how they are internally wired. 
You can take the StrengthsFinder™ assessment on your own and you'll have a 100% chance of learning something about yourself by reading the black and white reports. This is what I originally did until someone came along and introduced me to my reports in vivid color. What difference the vivid color made!
When you hire me as your coach, you'll have a 200% chance of learning about yourself, learning how you compare and contrast with your colleagues and peers, learning where your greatest potential personal performance lies and learning how to leverage your traits and strengths to produce greater personal and group outcomes.
The 34 traits represented in the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ are broken down into Strategic Thinking Traits, Influencing Traits, Relationship Building Traits and Executing Traits. How a person's traits uniquely line up determine whether they'd be a better Engineer or a better Engineering Manager, a better Accountant or a better Chief Financial Officer and so on.
Notice in the chart above for example that People Management, Coordinating with Others (Collaboration) and Emotional Intelligence are all people-oriented topics.  People skills or Soft skills are, have been and will continue to be highly valuable skills moving into the future.

Regardless of how you were educated, chances are very high that nobody convinced you to take a class in collaboration, influencing, negotiating, coordinating the work of others, delivering presentations to people who don't understand what it is that you do and so on.  

These are the precise skills I help my clients to develop based on their unique ability to master these traits.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The EQi-2.0 Emotional Quotient Inventory® is an assessment used to measure a person's Emotional Intelligence. Unlike the Clifton StrengthsFinder™, you cannot purchase this assessment by yourself. 

This assessment can only be purchased and interpreted by someone who has invested in training and certification through the assessment's owner. I made this investment several years ago because I saw EQ rising in importance in the future.

Through this assessment, a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach can show their client where their Emotional Intelligence stands relative to other people who do similar work and in comparison to what businesses value.

The good news for you is that the 15 different emotional intelligence skills measured by the EQi-2.0® can be improved upon when working with an experienced coach.

The business wants, needs and expects job candidates who offer a unique blend Strategic Thinking TraitsInfluencing Traits, Relationship Building Traits and Executing Traits. 

Skeptical about the value of EQ?

If you simply do a Google search on Emotional Intelligence topics, you'll see that there is no shortage of search results.   This 20+ year old science is picking up steam because research continues to show that the value of EQ far surpasses the value of one's IQ in career development.

It takes time to fine-tune and polish the traits found in the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ into Strengths.  It also takes time to fine-tune and polish the skills found in the EQi-2.0® assessment. If you're intrigued, check out these Strengths Coaching Testimonials and these Emotional Intelligence Coaching Testimonials.
  
Those who invest themselves to learn about their natural Strengths and those who invest in themselves to improve their current level of Emotional Intelligence are the individuals who will earn the best jobs of the future.

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