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The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders
What skills should we focus on learning today to succeed tomorrow? We spoke with five experts from the Forum's Young Global Leaders community to get their take.

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Soft Skills

Soft Skills

Esteban Bullrich, Argentinian Minister of Education, believes the future work market will be much more dynamic than today’s. 

A country-wide survey of almost 900 companies indicat...

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Data Literacy And Empathy

Data Literacy And Empathy

Belinda Parmar, Chief Executive Officer of The Empathy Business, believes companies will seek leaders who are able to help them rebuild the empathy we’ve lost with technical, linguistic and math...

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Automation And Soft Skills

Automation And Soft Skills

Vikas Pota, Chief Executive of Varkey Foundation, believes the jobs that won’t be automated will be those that require abilities like empathy (persuading and working well with others), a po...

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Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills

Biola Alabi, founder of Grooming for Greatness, believes that education for future workers must focus more on leadership, flexibility, critical thinking and teamwork.

Skills that allow...

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An Entrepreneurial Spirit

An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Veronica Colondam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of YCAB Foundation, believes that if entrepreneurial people are given access to capital, and are taught the skills needed to grow their bus...

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The Future Work Market

Automation will do away with most existing jobs but it will also create new ones. Retraining in a massive scale will be necessary. 

In particular, manual laborers are at risk of unemployment in the absence of retraining, as the new jobs will be in more specialized areas. Governments and employers in every sector are being urged to retrain and re-skill workers to avoid a crisis.

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Top 10 Worker Skills In 2020

  1. complex problem solving
  2. critical thinking
  3. creativity
  4. people management
  5. coordinating with others
  6. emotional intelligence
  7. judgment and decision-making
  8. service orientation
  9. negotiation
  10. cognitive flexibility