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Do You Have “T-shaped” Work Skills for the Future?

tshapedOur workplace is changing at a fast pace, but have you heard much about the “hot topic” of becoming a “T-shaped” person?

When you hear “T-shaped” what picture comes to mind first? Does deep and wide pop right away? The recruiting industry has started looking extensively into the skill sets that will be needed in the future workplace. They are finding more and more they need people who can do bigger things and think more broadly. The work of the future needs people who have the depth of expertise and skills represented by the vertical part of the “T”, while the crossbar of the ” T” represents the amount they are willing and able to collaborate and share!

Quite a different look, than our normal way of thinking about our work as an individual isn’t it? “T-shaped” people are well-rounded and versatile. They are able to contribute and take on a variety of roles without being “assigned” them as in the workplace now! This will open new mindsets, and focus on how people will be compensated, promoted, and given development to be able to transform organizations!

The skill sets needed to be a  “T-shaped” person are: adaptable/versatile, communicate effectively, multi-cultural awareness, entrepreneurial, intrapreneurial, team player, problem solver, self-motivated, disciplined, critical thinker, collaborative, service focused, and have a mindset of being your own CEO. Sound like an impossible task to make these changes?  Do they look familiar when reviewing the past success of major companies? What were once the so called “soft skills” are now becoming the “hard skills” that we must have!

Our professional speakers and trainers here at Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency are ready to help you,  your companies, and organizations step into the future workplace!  Having the mindset of an entrepreneur while working for someone else is not the norm we are taught in our high schools, and universities.  Nor are the sought after skills when formulating your “Business Plan” either!  Contact me soon and let’s see how we can serve you!

Are you excited about the future workplace? I am! Being a “T-shaped” person is part of what it will take to move our country into our destiny of continued greatness!

Keeping it simple,

sue

 

Sue Falcone-Owner and Booking Agent
Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency
www.simplysuespeaks.com (new website under construction)

Weekly #WOWfactor-Is It Time to Re-Invent?

reinventHappy Thankful Thursday from Ft. Worth, Texas! We are here for an annual business conference and as we toured Ft.
Worth last night I saw how this city has re-invented their downtown area to make it a safe attraction for families both in the day time and evenings. It is amazing the transformation since last year! Buildings and areas have been built, and we could see the results in the families that were flooding the streets.

This encouraged me to think of our workplace and what skills and solutions we are going to need for employment and operating successful businesses going forward.

Doesn’t re-invent sound better than change?  But where do we start? In reading many experts on this topic there are 3 major areas to address in making the leap to re-invent yourself and/or your company. These are the basics necessary to succeed and help others do the same!

These are:
Your Mindset- doesn’t everything begin first in the mind?
Plan- your personal and business model-including both time, skills, and finances needed to re-invent
Learn how to make collaboration with others work-this is a key area that is new and different for many

When is a good time to begin your re-invention?  Most of us know when life is not going well, or our businesses are not the exciting passionate places they once were!  The time is now, don’t delay!

I am honored to say I am on my 4th re-invention in my lifetime and loving every minute of it! It is possible to change and re-invent a healthy life full of dreams and working with and for the people that really value and appreciate you. There are jobs and opportunities waiting for you, time to reach out and find them!

mycar“Simply” Sue