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These Are The Job Skills Of The Future That Robots Can’t Master

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We may live in a digital world, but soft skills like communication, problem solving, collaboration, and empathy are becoming more valued than technology, says Paul Roehrig, chief strategy officer for Cognizant Digital Business, a business and technology service provider.

 

“People skills are more and more important in an era where we have powerful and pervasive technology,” he says. “It sounds counterintuitive, but to beat the bot, you need to be more human.”

 

When evaluating their hiring plans for 2017, 62% of employers rate soft skills as very important, according to CareerBuilder. But a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal found that 89% of executives are having a difficult time finding people with these qualities.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 12, 2017 6:37 PM

“To beat the bot, you need to be more human.”

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Using Emotional Intelligence Is A Woman Leader's Secret Weapon

Using Emotional Intelligence Is A Woman Leader's Secret Weapon | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

As an FBI counterintelligence agent, I relied heavily upon emotional intelligence to be successful in identifying foreign spies and recruiting them to work for the U.S. government.

Emotional intelligence is your ability to 1) identify and manage your own emotions; 2) pick up on the emotions of others and manage them; and 3) in so doing, build trust and grow influence.

 

It is not necessarily a skill that people associate with FBI agents. Loud, boisterous, and pushy behavior may get attention, but it certainly does not get respect.

 

Meanwhile, a softer skill like emotional intelligence often goes unnoticed because it is not related to book smarts or a formula that includes aggressive behavior relying upon intimidation to be effective.


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Granted that women might have better skill sets in the form of emotional intelligence, men too can develop the same skills through training. It is not surprising that more women are Principals in schools than men! 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 3, 2016 5:45 PM

Emotional intelligence is your ability to 1) identify and manage your own emotions; 2) pick up on the emotions of others and manage them; and 3) in so doing, build trust and grow influence.

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5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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Just how important is high emotional intelligence to business success? When L’Oreal started hiring sales people based on emotional competency, the high EQ reps outsold the traditionally chosen ones by over $90,000. Another company found emotionally skilled sales sold $54,000 more each. If you’re more convinced by research, study after study after study has linked EQ and career success.

 

Which is all fine and good, but these findings are only useful to you personally if it’s possible for you actually improve your EQ.


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This is surely most interesting and of course most informative! Feels good to see some if not all the qualities in oneself! It is always important to know about the emotional intelligence of the person you are hiring for your organisation!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:15 PM

A hard look at your emotional skills and weaknesses is the first step to improving EQ, which is highly correlated with business success.

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Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

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Mindfulness has become the corporate fad du jour, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive performance—one that is important for leaders to understand as they seek to develop in their careers.

 

Mindfulness is a method of shifting your attention inward to observe your thoughts, feelings, and actions without interpretation or judgment. A mindfulness practice often begins simply by focusing on your breath, noticing when your mind wanders, and then bringing it back to your breath. As you strengthen your ability to concentrate, you can then shift to simply noting your inner experience without getting lost in it at any point in your day. The benefits attributed to this kind of practice range from stronger relationships with others to higher levels of leadership performance.


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How could we have forgotten that Mindfulness does not work without Emotional Intelligence, according to this Harvard article! We bandy the word Mindfulness as if it is a magic word which will help boost flagging employee energy levels without realising that we did not consider Emotional Intelligence as an important factor.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 10, 2017 9:34 PM

The good and the bad of the latest corporate trend.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, September 14, 2017 1:31 AM

"Mindfulness practice helped an executive become more aware of his own high levels of anxiety. He realized that he had harshly high standards for himself at work, and held everyone else to these same rigid, perfectionistic expectations. By becoming aware of these tendencies, he also saw that while his workaholic ethic had gotten him his position, as a leadership strategy it no longer worked for him."

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5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence predicts people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, and achieve success. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and career success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional intelligence can be acquired and improved with practice. So, how can we tell if someone’s got it or not? Here are five signs of people with high emotional intelligence. These are qualities that are easy to assess in every day situations.

 

Sign No. 1: They handle criticism without denial, blame, excuses or anxiety.

One of the hallmarks of high emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is a deep understanding of what makes us tick; what angers us, makes us happy, bores and interests us. It’s also means that we can appraise ourselves, faults and all, with great honesty and clarity. So when people with high emotional intelligence make a mistake and get criticized for it, it doesn’t send them into an emotional tailspin. It’s simply a fact to be noted, analyzed and corrected.


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They maintain their cool in the event of a crisis, they manage deadlines, and they are able to rise to the toughest challenges with a smile on their lips. They are professionals with emotional intelligence. 
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Adele Taylor's curator insight, October 12, 2016 7:10 PM
I really like this article, I think personally I struggle with sign 1 and 2 at times.