What is your take on innovation? Do you leave it to others because you think there is nothing you could innovate? If your answer is Yes, I urge you to watch this video by Tony Wagner – others can/should also take their time to enjoy the talk. Tony highlights seven skills factors that anyone should have, kind of a survival kit.
Being myself in Communication, it strikes me again and again, and yes I agree with Tony, how incapable not only today’s young people have become in expressing themselves – written or oral. Here a quote on effective oral and written communication we all should keep as a bookmark handy:
“The biggest skill people are missing is the ability to communicate: both written and oral presentations. It’s a huge problem for us.”
Annmarie Neal, Vice President for Talent Management at Cisco Systems
Reading the CNN Edition – How to become super, super wealthy (by John MacIntosh). He wrote about a book by the author Tom Piketty that caused a predictable stir among the pro-equality set because the author is a French economist with the gall to propose a global tax on wealth. But putting aside this naïve, socialist claptrap, the book is a veritable treasure trove of advice on getting into (or staying in) the top 1%.
Here the quote that says it all:
The book confirms what you already know firsthand: The rich are getting richer; the really rich are getting really richer; capital is hot; labor is not.
The obvious implication is that you must find a job where the distinction between capital and labor is blurry. A job where you can take a slice off the top by getting paid as if you owned a piece of action even though you don’t. Because without some capital working on your behalf, no amount of even the hardest and most skillful labor will get you anywhere near the top. (How many doctors or engineers join the country club these days? Virtually none.)
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My friend Cheryl Zwarkowski who completed here fifth Bad Water race across Death Valley in California, USA over a distance of 135 miles, wrote in a post: “… we got through a couple valleys “out there” – this made me think.
Looking at my own experience in Long Distance Running and my life under duress, I would interpret Cheryl’s statement as such: “The valleys are numerous. Either physical shaped by nature that created the mountains. Then the Emotional valleys are the ups and downs of our feelings coming from the elements like weather and climate we are exposed to. Our physic is also experiencing the passing through valleys as the long duration of strains is challenging our muscle, skeletal and cardiovascular system. And last but not least our mind and the physiognomy has constantly to prove it’s toughness not to give up. If we manage to overcome all those valleys at the same time, we have proven our high level of capacity we bear in us. I sum It usually into the simple word of “Mental Endurance“. The ability not to give up as soon we face a challenge.
Question: How can Corporations build “Mental Endurance” for their key staff?