Initial Thoughts on Skills You Need for a Job Today: 12 Months to Master Key Skills in the Workplace
Are you looking to improve your career? The Strategic Reading Challenge that I created will help. I broke down the reading challenge into 12 months to help you master key workplace skills. In this guide, Skills You Need for a Job Today, I lay out the requirements for month eight of the challenge.
If you are serious about accelerating your career, this reading challenge can help you. The Strategic Reading Challenge is not just about reading books. It is also about profiting from the books that you read. I recommend that you take notes by hand. And after you finish reading a book, you review your notes to extract the five big ideas.
After you have read five books, you start to combine the ideas from all the books you read that month. I created a handy guide to lead you through the process to ensure that you get the most from the books you read. One great idea has the potential to transform your life. And if you tie your ideas to a human need, you stand a better chance of succeeding. (The link to buy the handy guide is below.)
Let us get Month Eight of the Strategic Reading Challenge started. This month, instead of visiting a specific continents, all the books you read women wrote. This is a way to get introduced to women authors.
Month Eight: Strategic Reading Challenge – Read Books for Career Development
This month we are doing something a little different. We are reading women. And we are reading different genres of books that women wrote. To make the process easier for you, I am including a link to books that you can choose to read.
Strategic Reading Lesson Plans (Challenge Requirements): Month Eight – Read Women
- Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
- Read a science fiction a woman wrote.
- Read a murder mystery a woman wrote.
- Read a classic literature a a woman wrote.
- Read a book that deals with a serious topic that a woman wrote.
- Each week, read a technology article from a well-respected journal/magazine.
Month Eight: Books for Career Development
The Strategic Reading Challenge is a reading challenge for adult. It shows you how to use a reading challenge to improve your career. You are reading books for career development. But you will encounter some of the best books for personal development as well.
As I mentioned earlier, you are also reading to profit from the books you read. Below, you will find book recommendation. Check your bookshelf to find unread books that meet this month’s reading requirements. This will save you money.
BossypantsWishful DrinkingThe Glass Castle: A MemoirThe Edith Wharton CollectionLittle Women (Collector’s Series)L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green GablesLilith’s BroodChaos: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta)
Final Thoughts on Skills You Need for a Job Today: 12 Months to Master Key Skills in the Workplace
When reading each of the five books for this month, please take detailed notes to ensure that you remember more of what you learn. Review your notes, extracting the five big ideas. At the end of the month eight, start combining the 25 ideas in unique ways to generate hybrid ideas that are more encompassing. Is there a way you can connect the combined ideas to a human need?
Your goal is to learn skills you need for a job today. Take a look at the list of skills and abilities you have to master, how do your current skills stack up? Do you have to take action to get back on track? To master your newfound skills, you have to use them. Why not teach them to a friend or colleague?
I 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 affordable.