This is about acquisition of skills!
In a large number of (often European funded) projects, qualitative content on our four skills have been developed. So useful and qualitative that it would be a pity to invent and rewrite them all over. The Triple E-dge partnership made a careful selection of this content (sometimes we did work on their development ourselves) and provides a clear introduction of why one should read this! As a reader you are kindly invited to also rate the usefulness of it, so we can publish an even better selection based on your feedback.
The table has been compiled by a range of UK based companies and it lists the top ten skills they are looking for in potential employees. This guide shows you how to apply skills in a wider context along with young peoples evidence of using them in a classroom setting and extra curricular.
In this article researcher of the University of North Georgia have a look at how professors of their university train students on nonverbal communication and the importance of this communication skill in business.
Detailed results from a European project with findings from partner institutions focusing on the demand for, importance of and skills gaps in soft skills within employment and education.
Executive Perceptions of
the Top 10 Soft Skills Needed
in Today’s Workplace
This is a report on a US based study which identified the top 10 soft skills as perceived by
business executives: integrity, communication, courtesy, responsibility, social skills,
positive attitude, professionalism, flexibility, teamwork, and work ethic. It touches on their importance and (im)practicalities for educators.
A video to see what you can do already and to find out how to improve your communication skills.
This paper focuses on the importance of soft skills in students’ lives both within their studies and in wider life. It discusses how soft skills complement hard skills (technical), and the important role that educators play in influencing the development of students’ soft skills. It gives recommendations on embedding soft skills within wider curriculum as an effective development tool.
Through a Flash-based online game environment, students learn how to run a sports retail store based on retailing football club merchandise. This has a focus on wider business skills and not essential soft skills.
An important trait of leaders is their ability to inspire and motivate a team. In this infographic you can learn how to motivate and inspire a team.
An article exploring the successes and pitfalls of leadership development programs within commercial organisations.
The most successful leaders do these 10 things every day
10 Habits that will encourage people to practice their leadership skills every day to become a good leader.
The ability to lead a team or individual isn’t easy. In this video you will learn how to improve your leadership skills.
A blog which discusses and provides links to resources which focus on workplace skills and introduces the concept of ‘complex skills’, a necessary hierarchy of skills and the need for integrations to enable personal development.
An article exploring the correlation between playing chess and developing students skills. It looks at the difference between skills and trait, and how chess can have a positive impact on wider learning.
A video on why problem solving is an important skills and how to improve your problem solving skills.
“A systematic literature review of empirical evidence on computer games and
“This paper examines the literature on computer games and serious games in regard to the potential positive impacts of gaming. The findings revealed that playing computer games can be linked to a range of perceptual, cognitive, behavioural, affective
and motivational impacts and outcomes.”
Infographic highlighting a broad overview of 10 keys skills you’ll need to thrive in 2020 and an insight into new global industries for the future.
This video shows us that the “problem-solving” approach can be used to managing job-related stress.
This video explains how to solve a problem by using Toyota’s 8 Step Problem Solving Approach.
Problem solving skills are absolutely essential and it is something that most kids do not start to learn until they are well into their education. This article gives tips on how to develop the problem solving skills earlier.
Life is a series of problems to be solved and difficulties to overcome. Your problem solving abilities are essential in the workplace. Success is the ability to make a decision and achieve an ideal solution.
A reflective tool to assess your employability skills and how to improve them throughout your studies. It lists a range of soft and generic technical skills and provides a template for an action plan to be developed.
Leadership insights interest flexibility
A video on the flexibility skill and how it makes you a better leader.
Erasmus+ project handbook aiming to boost entrepreneurial skills (intrapreneurship) in the workplace. Gives practical, interactive tools and techniques for developing the broad range of soft skills at all levels.
Flexibility of the workplace is an important factor in today’s working environment. This article gives us 10 factors of adaptability and flexibility in the workplace.
A postcast who gives an insight on the following questions: “Why is flexibility important?” and “What can you do to make your workflow more flexible?”.
An interview on research to practice of games, not specifically focused on soft skills but offers an insight to gamification as a teaching tool.
When venture investor Natalie Fratto is determining which start-up founder to support, she doesn’t just look for intelligence or charisma; she looks for adaptability. In this insightful talk, Fratto shares three ways to measure your “adaptability quotient” and shows why your ability to respond to change really matters.
Flexibility: adapting to changing conditions
In this short video, Chief of Staff for Price Associates Dr. Bobby Sanchez discusses the leadership competency, Flexibility. He talks about ways for organizations to build their capacity of flexibility and how to promote this leadership skill within your team.
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“Finding information on the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”
These famous words of Mitch Kapor are more relevant than ever before. So, have you read an interesting article on leadership, problem-solving, flexibility, or communication? Did you watch a stunning video about those topics? Or did you listen to an entertaining podcast? Or you might’ve played a brilliant game… We’re open to all suggestions.
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