What skills do you really need to succeed? In school, they taught us history and algebra and if we got good SAT scores they said we’d succeed. But, are those the skills we really need? Developmental psychologist Susan Engel researched the skills that actually predicted success. I’ll give you a hint–differential calculus isn’t on the list. Here are the 7 skills that are critical for success.
Of course, you can read. If you couldn’t you wouldn’t be reading this. Engel defines reading as follows: “It means having the ability to read an essay or book and understand it well enough to use the information in some practical way or to talk about it with another person.”
I’d like to ask a different question: Do you read? Do you apply what you’ve learned? Share it with others? People who read fiction, for instance, are more empathetic. That empathy can certainly help you be a better boss.
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