Introduction to List of Professional Skills to Thrive in 2020
Hopefully, by now, you have completed Month Three of the Strategic Reading Challenge, and getting the hang of reading five books in a month. I structured the reading challenge so that you can easily learn the list of professional skills needed for future jobs. To complement the books that you read to learn and master the skills, I created a series of curated posts on each of the 10 skills.
The World Economic Forum indicated that you need 10 key skills at work. Although the list of professional skills make sense, there are other skills you need for a job. Learning and mastering the 10 skills are a great start, but in my opinion, there is a list of employability skills such as learning to learn, learning and processing information faster without compromising comprehension, oral and written communication skills, and leveraging technology that you must master as well.
Before you start Month Four of the Strategic Reading Challenge, make sure that you have all your five books handy. This way you know which books you intend to read, and you can read them one after another without scrambling to find a book to read. It is also a good practice not to read difficult books one after another because that is too draining.
Once again, before you buy any books, look at the unread books you have that meet the reading requirements for this month. This is a way to save money.
In This Article, You Will Learn
- Book to read to start developing cultural intelligence.
- The type of book to read every six days to learn key workplace skills.
- How to accelerate the process to learn the list of professional skills.
Month Four: Strategic Reading Challenge
We are travelling to Australia/Oceania this month through the books we read. There are 14 countries on this continent. Once again, you have options regarding the books you read to start developing cultural intelligence.
Strategic Reading Challenge Requirements: Month Four – Australia/Oceania, Happiness, How to Learn, Psychology & Blending Disciplines
- Read a book written by an author born in Australia/Oceania.
- Read a book about happiness.
- Read a book about how to learn.
- Read a book about psychology. This will help you to better understand people.
- Read a book that blends disciplines.
- Each week, read a technology article from a well-respected journal/magazine.
When reading each of the five books, please take detailed notes to ensure that you remember more of what you learn. You must be sick of me saying this by now, but after you finish reading a book, take the time to review your notes. Extract the five big ideas and at the end of the month, start combining the 25 ideas in novel and interesting ways to generate hybrid ideas that are more encompassing. Are there ways you can connect the combined ideas to a human need.
I’ve created some handy guides to help you to get the most from the books you read. If you feel like they can help you, please go ahead and buy them. They are very affordable.
Month Four: Books for Career Development