2022 Skills Outlook

 

Growing

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Creativity, originality and initiative
  4. Technology design and programming
  5. Critical thinking and analysis
  6. Complex problem solving
  7. Leadership and social influence
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation
  10. Systems analysis and evaluation

Declining

  1. Manual dexterity, endurance and precision
  2. Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial abilities
  3. Management of financial, material resources
  4. Technology installation and maintenance
  5. Reading, writing, math and active listening
  6. Management of personnel
  7. Quality control and safety awareness
  8. Coordination and time management
  9. Visual, auditory and speech abilities
  10. Technology use, monitoring and control

Take a Risk

The world is waiting for you! Behind the masses of those that wish to watch you lead a quiet and sedentary life is an open, unlined canvas. I urge you to take a chance, to push past barriers of negativity and oppression of self fulfillment and paint the picture of who YOU want to be. Never let yourself be beat down for living your life by those too afraid to live their own. There is a difference between risking your life and taking a risk at having one. I know which side I would rather be on, do you?

The Honor Code

Honor is one of the key virtues that everyone should strive to possess.   In simple terms Honor refers to the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right.

Below are the 7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership.

  1. Tell the truth, even when it is difficult – avoid duplicity and deceitful behavior.
  2. Treat others with dignity and respect – take the lead and show value to others.
  3. Keep your word and your commitments – ask for relief sooner than later if necessary.
  4. Be ethical – operate within the laws of the land, the guidelines of your profession and the policies of your employer.
  5. Act responsibly; do your duty and be accountable – own your mistakes and work to do better in the future.
  6. Be courageous – lean into the pain of your fears to do what you know is right even when it feels unnatural or uncomfortable.
  7. Live your values – be faithful to your spiritual core, your conscience and your deepest intuitions.

Valor

 

The following excerpt is from one of my favorite movies “Act of Valor”

at the very end of the movie are the timeless words of wisdom which if we abide  by, would make our world a better place to live in.

But first let’s go back to the ABC’s and get the definition of this symbolic noun.

Valor by definition means: courage, fearlessness, courageousness, braveness, heroism, boldness, gallantry, daring, fortitude.

“Live your life such that the fear of death can never enter your heart

trouble no one about his/her religion

respect others and their views and demand they respect yours

love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life

seek to make you life long and of service to your people

when your turn comes to die,

be not like those whose hearts who are filled with fear of death

so that when the time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way

sing your death song

and die like a hero going home.”

My favorite definition of Valor is Fortitude which in simple terms means Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.

May you have that mental toughness to live your life with Valor.

"in pursuit of GREATNESS"

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