We spend much of our lives building and developing relationships – the ones we’re born into, like our families, the ones we forge through shared experiences like our classmates, and the ones that we later choose for ourselves as we grow into our future selves like co-workers. Fulfilling relationships are critical to our happiness, and something that we’re inherently designed to do in our personal lives. And our careers are no different – in one’s career, building relationships and growing your network is absolutely key to finding success.
Productivity isn’t being busy.
Productivity isn’t being exhausted.
Productivity isn’t about maximising every single millisecond.
Productivity isn’t even about output or how much you achieve or how quickly. You could do the crossword in your fastest time yet but for what? Why does that matter?
You could complete a hundred crosswords a day which certainly makes you prolific but not productive.
There’s more to productivity than simply churning things out for the sake of it. Your intention behind the task actually accounts for a lot.
Feeling confident in yourself isn’t always easy and sometimes it can take a bit of practice. Oftentimes, confidence can be communicated and strengthened through your body language and how you speak. Changing your negative self-talk to words of encouragement can boost your confidence levels.
- Feeling confident in yourself isn’t always easy and sometimes it can take a bit of practice.
- Oftentimes, confidence can be communicated and strengthened through your body language and how you speak.
- Changing your negative self-talk to words of encouragement can boost your confidence levels.
- Playing to your strengths while taking pride in your imperfections can also help you to feel more confident.
The area of data analytics is not just a term, it’s the beginning of a white hot career area for the next ten years. Data scientists will live in every part of the company as everyone strives to create information from data.
As you look to begin or even pivot from your current career, you should consider entering the data analytics field as a data scientist. Sounds impressive. The reality is that all the tech connectivity we are creating in the world is spewing out so much data, we need a massive amount of people to translate that data into information. And this “creation of data” will never slow down in your lifetime. That creates the rise of a whole new career designed around data analytics. Hello data scientist.
Tomorrow’s leaders will need new skills to deal with the realities of the fast-moving, interconnected and technology-driven workplace. The good news is that these leadership skills can be learned and are still required even when bots and machines are part of the workforce.
Just because your colleagues in the future workplace will include artificial intelligence and bots, doesn’t mean that human leadership skills won’t be necessary. In fact, leadership skills will be vital to success. Tomorrow’s fast-moving, interconnected and technology-driven world will require leaders to adapt to the new realities of the 4th industrial revolution in order to succeed. While some individuals are born with innate leadership abilities, the leadership skills of the future workplace can also be learned by individuals with a passion for doing so.