While the digitally-driven economy disrupts established ways, calling for workers with a balance of hard and soft power skills, the old education system is failing to produce what employers need. There is a solution. Just like Amazon, Uber, or Airbnb, technology can cut out the middle man in paradigm-shifting ways, connecting potential employees with employer needs, and motivating learners through autonomy, relatedness, and competency.
Tag: Change Your Perspective
“If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” “ถ้าคุณไม่ชอบการเปลี่ยนแปลง คุณจะยิ่งไม่ชอบสิ่งที่ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกัน” — General Eric Shinseki, US Army George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 with the disruptive technology of dry plates, when everyone else was using complex liquid solutions. Through the years, Kodak innovated and changed…until they didn’t. By the late 20th Century,
One Thai translation of empathy, a key soft power skill, is “taking the heart and wearing it,” giving a descriptive picture of stepping into the thoughts and emotions of others. This empathy intelligence quiz is step one in understanding yourself and others. 5 more practices can help you build your empathy powers.
Curiosity comes naturally to children…but adults think they already know everything, and lose the soft power skill of being incessantly inquisitive. It may kill cats, but curiosity is essential for a highly innovative and reliable organization—a HIRO—to function well. Two heart-breaking disasters in NASA’s history demonstrate how important it is to constantly stay curious.