What do you need to learn to continue to be successful in your profession as we look to the future? This is a question that keeps many people, and definitely me, on edge and wanting to make sure that I don't fall behind.
How do I keep current? What are the skills that I need to enhance to remain on top of my game? What new proficiencies do I need to master?Over the course of my career, I have always asked myself those questions and I have tried to be focused on new developments along with gaining expertise with new techniques, technology advancements, and new approaches to doing my work better.
This week, The Learning Blog from LinkedIn published this article, These Are the Skills of the Future. They spent, "more than three months interviewing more than 39 experts across 10 industries and asked them,”
"What skills do you believe will become increasingly more important to your industry over the next five years? Why?"
So with full disclosure here, I was one of the people they asked about, The Future of Sales. It was interesting how each of the sales professionals queried came up with very similar comments about the skills necessary although we did each have our own take on things.
No matter what our profession is, I think it ties back to the critical importance of lifelong learning. If we are to be ready for the future we must be #AlwaysBeLearning new skills. The article makes this very important statement that applies to all of us.
Preparing for the future requires a commitment to learningI am a firm believer in this and a few months ago I posted this article that is now updated with a free video from one of my LinkedIn Learning Courses. Always Be Learning: It's a Nice Idea If We Actually Do It Open up the link and watch what I have to say about lifelong learning.
Frankly, I believe #AlwaysBeLearning should be a mantra for all of us.
Here's a complete list of the 10 industries and the link to each for, "Skills of the Future." #FutureSkills
The Future of Sales
The Future of Tech and IT
The Future of Marketing
The Future of Creative
The Future of Human Resources
The Future of Learning and Development
The Future of Management
The Future of Project Management
The Future of Business Leadership
To help all of us get started, LinkedIn Learning has this great offer! You can view courses for a week without giving your credit card. Candidly we would all be foolish if we didn't take advantage of this. Then you have an additional 30 days of viewing before your credit is charged.
So, the question really becomes. What are you waiting for? You can get ready for the future today. Agree?
Dean Karrel a career and executive coach and LinkedIn Learning author. Dean has worked in sales management and leadership positions for a number of major global publishing companies.
#AlwaysBeLearning #FutureSkills #LinkedInLearning
Originally posted on Linked In By: Dean Karrel
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