What is lifelong learning and self-direction? Skill of the day; Lifelong learning is voluntary and self-motivated learning. The search for knowledge can be for either professional or personal reasons. NEXT     Why is lifelong learning important? It helps you to constantly be better at what you do, take on more responsibilities, and deal effectively with stress. Education and learning will give you an edge and help you stand out. Through self-direction, you will gain a new perspective of the world. NEXT     How to develop the skill? Keep an open mind that helps you receive information on many areas of interest. Step one Identify the subject areas you are interested in knowing more about. If it is for professional reasons, identify the area that you need to learn about to do your job well. NEXT     Step two Search for information and cross-reference it to make sure the information is correct. Identify resources that can help you. Do you have a mentor or friend who can put you on the right path? Can they help you locate educational resources and tell you which pitfalls to avoid? Step three

SKILLS

COLLABORATION

07/15/2020

COMMUNICATION & PRESENTATION

07/16/2020

CREATIVITY

07/17/2020

CRITICAL THINKING

07/18/2020

DIVERSITY

07/19/2020

FINANCIAL LITERACY

07/20/2020

FLEXIBILITY

07/21/2020

INFORMATION LITERACY

07/22/2020

INITIATIVE

07/23/2020

INNOVATION

07/24/2020

LEADERSHIP

07/25/2020

LIFELONG LEARNING

07/26/2020

MEDIA LITERACY

07/27/2020

PROBLEM SOLVING

07/28/2020

PRODUCTIVITY

07/29/2020

PROFESSIONALISM

07/30/2020

SOCIAL RESPOSIBILITY

07/31/2020

SOCIAL SKILLS

08/01/2020

TEAM WORK

08/02/2020

TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

08/03/2020

VOCATIONAL PERSONALITY

08/04/2020

Collaboration Skill of the day; Collaboration is the art of working with another person or a team to achieve a goal you have set for yourself or your team. NEXT     Why is the skill useful? Collaborating will increase good teamwork, which depends on clearly discussing what needs to be done, how to do it, and who will do it. The ability to work with other people is crucial when working closely with your chosen collaborator(s) to achieve effectiveness. The skill is essential in any social setting: it helps in school or study projects, in business, and in office teams. NEXT     How do I/you develop the skill? Always keep in mind that people have different working styles Work with each other to complete your project. Step one Identify and share your goals and expected outcomes. Discuss and decide together how you plan on doing what needs to be done. Step three Decide who will do which item on your action plan. NEXT     Step two Collaboration Skill of the day; Collaboration is the art of working with another person or a team to achieve a goal you have set for yourself or your team. NEXT    

What is communication and presentation? Skill of the day; Communication is the way we convey a message to another person through our speech, written words, signs, and behavior. Presentations make it easy to ‘present’ or show complex information in small bite-sized chunks. NEXT     Why is the skill useful? Good communication will ensure that everything runs smoothly and that the team mates are happy with the project. In today’s business world, presentations are an important way of communicating. Communication can be affected by the listener as well as the speaker as unique cultural and emotions understanding effects our hearing, so creating good visual and auditory presentations can help increase understanding. NEXT     How do I/you develop the skill? Be open-minded to any responses and questions you receive at the end of the presentation. Step one Pay attention to being clear and being concise, and know which method would best serve your requirement. Be both clear and concise, by including visual and graphical representations and separating your talking points into easily understood portions. Step three Maintain a friendly, open-minded, and confident tone throughout all communications. NEXT     Step two What is communication and presentation? Skill of the day; Communication is the way we convey a message to another person through our speech, written words, signs, and behavior. Presentations make it easy to ‘present’ or show complex information in small bite-sized chunks. NEXT    

What is creativity? Skill of the day; Creativity is how we use our imagination or thoughts to create something that speaks to others. It is not easy to define, and can include anything from an art piece to creatively solving a problem. NEXT     Why is the skill useful? It helps to understand an idea from a new perspective and build new connections. It helps provide innovative solutions. Transforming an idea into a product or service can help reach a wider audience. NEXT     How do I/you develop the skill? Always try to think from a new angle, see a new connection, or view from a different perspective Step one See the problem or need from the point of view of your audience or team. Ask the right questions, be open to new ideas and new ways of acting on these ideas. Step three Gather knowledge about the field. NEXT     Step two What is creativity? Skill of the day; Creativity is how we use our imagination or thoughts to create something that speaks to others. It is not easy to define, and can include anything from an art piece to creatively solving a problem. NEXT    

What is critical thinking? Skill of the day; To think critically means to objectively look at a problem and form an analysis or judgement that is fair and correct. NEXT     Why is the skill useful? Critically thinking also gives you the ability to form an informed opinion on the matter by understanding the connection and relevance. Rational thinking helps you to understand all angles and connections of the problem. It gives you the ability to perceive the problem in an objective manner. NEXT     How do I/you develop the skill? Remember to keep aside your emotions and look at the problem in an objective way. Step one Start thinking critically by asking these five questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how. Debate about it and justify your point to an audience. Understand the points and weaknesses of the argument of the other person or situation. NEXT     Step two Step three

What is diversity? Skill of the day; Diversity is including people of different backgrounds, opinions, races, cultures, or genders. It is quite important in our world to be mindful of diversity, and to include people who are different from us. NEXT     Why is diversity important? Diverse inputs could help make your product or service better, or your team reach new heights. Diversity adds knowledge and sheds light on unique points of views. Listening to others can help bring your team together. NEXT     How to develop diversity? Experiment with new concepts and ideas so that you can create something great. Step one Make sure that your team covers as many diverse elements as possible, from more space for women and transgender people to people from different religions and cultures. Be sure to keep all communication open between different people. Don’t shut down someone when they say something you don’t agree with. Help people reach a diverse viewpoint by encouraging new ideas. NEXT     Step two Step three

What is financial literacy? Skill of the day; Financial literacy is knowing how to manage your money. It involves the small, daily tasks of balancing your income with your expenditure and long-term plans for your financial goals. NEXT     Why is the skill important? It helps to develop the knowhow to increase your money through investments. Understanding the monetary flow aids in strong decision making. Being informed about the state of finances will help you be financially stable throughout life. NEXT     How to develop financial literacy? If you don’t know what is happening and any new products that you can use to increase your money, you can’t stay ahead of the financial game. Step one Know how to maintain a budget so your income and expenses are kept in line. Research about interest and savings rates available for your own money and investment options for your business. Stay updated on new opportunities and products that could be a potential investment. NEXT     Step two Step three

What is flexibility? Skill of the day; Flexibility is being able to change and adapt when change is required. If your circumstances change, your flexibility will help you stay on top without being stressed about the changed circumstance. NEXT     Why is it important to be flexible? Being flexible reduces the stress in handling changed circumstances. It is invaluable in office settings as situations change so quickly and being flexible saves time. It is essential to react quickly and adapt accordingly in an office to stay ahead of the rest. NEXT     How to develop the skill? Being flexible helps to maintain a smooth flow in your life and at work. Step one Harness your ability to work longer and persevere, especially when dealing with a new project. Be quick to research when the direction of a project changes with little notice. Stay above the worrying with a positive attitude to any changes. NEXT     Step two Step three

What is information literacy? Skill of the day; Information literacy allows us to see what information we need and how it has been organized. It also helps us know and find the best sources of information, as well as evaluate and share information. NEXT     Why is it important to be information literate? Critically analyzing information can lead to informed decision-making resulting in effective problem-solving. In an information-driven society, having this skill is crucial to staying ahead. It is important to know what information we need in any given situation to analyze them. NEXT     How to develop information literacy? Critically evaluate the findings from your sources before you arrive at a conclusion. Step one Identify what your problem is and understand it well. Decide on what resources are needed. Ensure the credibility of information. NEXT     Step two Step three

What is initiative? Skill of the day; Initiative is a valuable skill in today’s world. We have to take the initiative, or do something without being prompted, if we want to show our worth and also to get ahead at office. NEXT     Why is this skill useful? It also shows that you are a part of the team. Companies value initiative because it shows that the staff member is invested in the company just as the top management is. It shows that the teammates know how to increase business and cut costs. NEXT     How to take initiative? This will help the company to improve relationships with its clients. Step one Actively seek more responsibilities or new ways in which you can be helpful to the team or office. Volunteer to mentor others junior to you or to help a teammate with some office tasks. List down new ideas or services that the company can provide to clients. NEXT     Step two Step three What is initiative? Skill of the day; Initiative is a valuable skill in today’s world. We have to take the initiative, or do something without being prompted, if we want to show our worth and also to get ahead at office. NEXT    

What is innovation? Skill of the day; Innovation is a new idea that often can be duplicated at a low cost often by applying a better solution to an existing or new problem, requirement or need. NEXT     Why is innovation useful? Innovation will help you solve your customers’ problems. Innovation can create effective solutions than what exists at present. New ideas and creative thought is the foundation of innovation. NEXT     How to develop the skill of innovation? Before you innovate, remember to ask crucial questions including if the innovation would benefit just one segment or the entire customer base. Step one Identify what the problem is that you need a new or better solution for. Think carefully about how you want to solve the problem to understand what is it about the problem that requires a solution and how people are responding to the problem. Think creatively about how you would solve the problem. What new product or service can you introduce to help solve it and how would you market it? NEXT     Step two Step three What is innovation? Skill of the day; Innovation is a new idea that often can be duplicated at a low cost often by applying a better solution to an existing or new problem, requirement or need. NEXT    

What is leadership? Skill of the day; Leadership is effectively managing limited and existing human resources to achieve a goal, using effective communication, supervision, and inspiration. NEXT     Why is leadership useful? A leader takes responsibility in instances where things don’t go as planned so that the team can work effectively without fear. Having leadership skills helps in managing, motivating, and guiding people to achieve goals. A leader provides direction to the team and becomes the person others look up to. NEXT     How to develop leadership? The leader encourages people to treat each other fairly, so they will work better with each other. Step one Communicate well and motivate the team so that they are inspired to work towards the company goals. Stay positive to make sure that the team stays positive and energetic. NEXT     Step two Provide constructive and timely feedback to the team. Step three

What is lifelong learning and self-direction? Skill of the day; Lifelong learning is voluntary and self-motivated learning. The search for knowledge can be for either professional or personal reasons. NEXT     Why is lifelong learning important? It helps you to constantly be better at what you do, take on more responsibilities, and deal effectively with stress. Education and learning will give you an edge and help you stand out. Through self-direction, you will gain a new perspective of the world. NEXT     How to develop the skill? Keep an open mind that helps you receive information on many areas of interest. Step one Identify the subject areas you are interested in knowing more about. If it is for professional reasons, identify the area that you need to learn about to do your job well. NEXT     Step two Search for information and cross-reference it to make sure the information is correct. Identify resources that can help you. Do you have a mentor or friend who can put you on the right path? Can they help you locate educational resources and tell you which pitfalls to avoid? Step three

What is media literacy? Skill of the day; Media literacy is the ability to identify the different types of media in a way that helps you better understand the messages they are sending. NEXT     Why is being media literate useful? Helps in developing skills to critically analyze information to make the correct choices. It is a skill that’s relevant in the 21st century as we are exposed to an inordinate amount of information. Being media literate helps us to understand the meanings and intentions of the messaging we are exposed to. NEXT     How to be media literate? Try to understand the motives behind the message you are receiving. Step one Know the types of media out there that have their own agendas. Understand the objective of your favorite medium and the point of view that they are exhibiting on their platform. NEXT     Step two Look for unbiased opinions or user reviews before you decide to purchase anything. Step three Identify advertising language that persuades you to make a purchase.

What is problem solving? Skill of the day; Problem solving is the art of suggesting solutions for existing or new problems by using methods, information, and creative thinking. NEXT     Why is problem solving useful? We are constantly faced with problems that we need to solve, so being good at problem-solving is essential. In the workplace, problem-solving helps in dealing with angry clients and to work with team members having trouble with adjusting. NEXT     How to develop problem solving? Keeping things simple and staying calm will help in solving any kind of problem. Step one Break the problem into little parts to understand what it is. NEXT     Step two Talk to others to see if they have any insight that could help you or research to see how other people have solved such problems. Step three Brainstorm to see how the problem can be solved using logic and your knowledge. What is problem solving? Skill of the day; Problem solving is the art of suggesting solutions for existing or new problems by using methods, information, and creative thinking. NEXT    

What is productivity? Skill of the day; Productivity is all about how efficient you are. It involves measuring whether you have got to the end of a task and how much time it took you to do so. NEXT     Why is productivity useful? Being productive can be give your career a boost. Increased productivity lets you achieve more for less. NEXT     It also helps you do better work with less worry. How to develop productivity? Learn to correctly measure the value of your work so that you can do the most in the least time possible. Step one Declutter your space so that everything is visible and easy to reach. NEXT     Step two Delegate the other work (that don’t need you) to someone else. Step three Prioritie activities so that you spend most of your working time doing the things that actually matter.

What is professionalism? Skill of the day; Professionalism is how you conduct yourself at work. These could include being at your desk when you are at work, being courteous to others, and being mindful of everyone’s time. NEXT     Why is professionalism useful? Being professional is essential in an office because others can see what you are doing and can draw the wrong implication. If you are professional, your teammates know that you can be relied upon in any situation to do what is right. NEXT     Your boss will also notice that you are professional and will entrust you with more responsibilities. How to develop professionalism? Being professional means staying on top of your meeting game so Mmaintain your appointments in a book within easy reach so that you don’t miss any. Step one Dress carefully, neatly, and to fit your position in the company. NEXT     Step two Be organized. Declutter your workspace and laptop and make sure you only have what you need. Step three Be reliable, work on time, and make sure deadlines are met.

What is social responsibility? Skill of the day; Social responsibility is working to ensure that we benefit the society and the world through our actions. Today, many companies insist on a corporate social responsibility policy and a dedicated team to work on it. NEXT     Why is social responsibility useful? Using accountability and transparency, many companies work to benefit the world. Most often, this helps build the company’s long-term vision. NEXT     Being socially responsible helps to raise the value of the company in the eyes of the client because they know that the company cares about them and our world. How to develop social responsibility? Work to provide meaning and value to the society the company is working in. Step one Know which of our actions harm the world. Understand what is bad and what is good. Then focus on increasing the good actions. NEXT     Step two Delegate a person or team to look over projects. Step three You and your company should make this part of the company by making it very social. The more people are involved, the more successful it will be.

What are social skills? Skill of the day; Social skills are personal qualities that make you better at working with others. Having good interpersonal skills will help you work with a team and achieve your goals with ease. NEXT     Why are social skills useful? Through good social skills you can ensure that your teammates and coworkers and feel safe and comfortable with each other. If you are good with your colleagues, they will want to work with you towards your goals. NEXT     Having such skills means that they will feel like you want the best for them as much as for the company. How to develop social skills? Building a rapport with your teammates or staff members will help each of you benefit from your relationship. Step one Be genuinely interested in working with your team, and getting to know them personally. NEXT     Step two Be flexible in your approach and cooperate with your fellow team mates in all instances where you interact. Step three Use the right body language so that you don’t scare them off or make them uncomfortable.

What is teamwork? Skill of the day; Teamwork is working well with a team in various settings to efficiently and effectively complete a project. Most companies will look for team players because this is a crucial skill in today’s world. NEXT     Why is teamwork useful? Teamwork is useful in understanding the responsibilities of each team member. It is crucial that you are a team member when working for larger corporations. NEXT     Through teamwork, members develop mutual respect for each other making operations smoother. How to develop teamwork? Remember that a team is made up of individuals that are working together. Step one Explain the goals and mission of the team. Be transparent with your teammates about any risks. NEXT     Step two Encourage creativity and innovation so that you can harness that diversity of thought. Step three Be respectful in your communication with them and listen to their ideas and opinions as different opinions promote diversity and inclusivity.

What is technology literacy? Skill of the day; Technology literacy is the ability to use existing technology to achieve your target. You can use technology to access and analyze information, share what you know, and to create new things. NEXT     Why is technology literacy useful? Technology literacy will help you manage complex problems and requirements for information that will emerge in the workplace. Knowing what is available online will help you to easily solve any problems in the workplace. NEXT     Technology can help reduce many problems in your day-to-day life. How to develop technology literacy? Experiment with new trends to understand what works for you. Step one Stay up-to-date about the new technologies available. NEXT     Step two Research on new trends and innovations in technology that will provide solutions for business challenges. Step three Know the proper technological resources to use.

What is vocational personality? Skill of the day; Vocational personality is the individual person’s abilities related to work through upbringing and cultural background. NEXT     Why is vocational personality important? By identifying your vocational personality, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and work towards making yourself better. It will also help you contribute better to the organization. NEXT     Diverse vocational personalities add value to an organization by having a vast range of skills available. How to develop vocational personality? Work constantly and consistently to raise your vocational personality to where you want it to be. Step one Identify what you want to do and what you are good at. NEXT     Step two Identify your character strengths and weaknesses to see the best way you can contribute to the team or office. Step three Take career personality tests or even test your skills in projects to see where you fit in.