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5 meta-skills to supercharge every aspect of your life

bigthink.com

Bigthink.com

Being a specialist used to be the way forward, but the future belongs to those who can adapt to any given scenario in a dime.

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What are Meta Skills?

  • Meta-skills are talents that inform every domain of life and govern your ability to improve other skills.
  • There are many meta-skills out there, but feeling, seeing, dreaming, making, and learning are likely the most important when trying to remain competitiv...

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1. Feeling

Just because the future of work lies in automation doesn't mean that the human element will be taken out of the equation.

  • Social intelligence is going to be an even more important skill than before — with technology outperforming our more analytical ta...

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2. Seeing

Computers are fantastic are addressing individual problems, but they don't do so well at addressing the big picture.

This meta-skill captures humanity's ability to strategize, to understand how the whole can be greater than the sum of its...

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3. Dreaming

Innovation, creativity, generative talent — these skills will always be in high demand.

  • Once rigorous, linear work is outsourced to machines, the less precise and more fanciful talents of the human mind will become the primary characteristic t...

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4. Making

Neumeier characterizes this meta-skill as primarily being related to design and design thinking.

  • Design thinking is a generative approach to solving problems. In other words, you create answers, you don't find answers.
  • Making overla...

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5. Learning

Neumeier describes this as the "opposable thumb" of meta-skills. Learning how to learn enables you to improve every skill in your life.

  • Constant learning is a fact of life.
  • This doesn't have to be laborious — not only does learning le...

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Why These 5 Meta-Skills are Important

These five meta-skills inform nearly every talent and capacity that we exercise in our daily lives.

  • Moreover, they aren't going to be automated anytime soon.
  • As rapidly as technology is advancing, it's still a far cry from the curious abilities that ...

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