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The Most Important Skill For 21st-Century Success

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinhjohnson/2018/07/31/the-most-important-skill-for-21st-century-success/

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The Most Important Skill For 21st-Century Success
What new skills have you had to pick up so far in your career? What will you need to master next in order to reach your goals? How about in a year or five years from now? I'd say it's the same skill that will serve you today, tomorrow, and far into the future-the ability to learn.

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Learning Drives Adaptability

A learning mindset makes it less likely you’ll be thrown off or immobilized when a project changes the scope or a job function undergoes a transformation, especially if you have soft skills. Whi...

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Companies Want Avid Lifelong Learners

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Curiosity Is Career Fuel

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