HO HO HO! Santa is here with some marvelous gifts and it’s your chance to pick some now. Make sure you have yours to take you forward in your career and professional growth. No Not Candies! Santa gets innovative and brings us 21st-century skills that every aspiring professional should possess and nurture throughout their life. Let’s find out what Santa has to offer and how do we select our gift this year.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Critical thinking is important because it helps individuals and teams more effectively diagnose problems and identify possible solutions that aren’t entirely obvious at first. Your ability to objectively analyze and evaluate complex subjects and situations will always be an essential tool in your career growth. When professionals consider a range of possible approaches to solving a business problem rather than relying on bias or snap judgments, they are more likely to arrive at a better solution and create value.
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” There are many areas where trainee and new accountants can practice solving problems, depending on your job profile. The work to balance an account involves finding out what the problem is and then resolving it, for instance identifying and correcting transposition errors. “Every problem has a solution. you just have to be creative enough to find it”. Creativity is best learned through collaboration – brainstorming with others to clarify the problem, generate ideas and create as many potential solutions as possible. A person with this ability is also called as ‘Street Smart’ in some cultures.
Every day, we find ourselves watching a Netflix show, listening to a podcast, reading a magazine and interpreting complex messages sent through a variety of different digital channels. If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong. A social media profile that makes you easy to find and showcases your expertise (as well as portraying you as professional, skilled, hardworking and yet human) isn’t impossible to achieve, but it is attention to detail that will make yours stand out.
Your work is the single greatest means at your disposal for expressing your social intelligence. Most companies attempt to create a dynamic workplace that can adapt quickly to both internal and external factors; for this to work effectively, they need open and constructive individuals with excellent social skills. The higher up the corporate ladder you go; the higher the importance of social skills. Aside from establishing relationships, these skills greatly influence group performance and drive the engagement with – and effectiveness of – teamwork in the company (social skill hack “Sharing is Caring”)
Leadership skills are often used while organizing or leading other people who share the same goal. These skills can help you in all aspects of your career and professional life. Leadership is a combination of various skills such as patience, empathy, reliability, creativity, team building, positivity, active listening, and risk-taking. Probably the most difficult job for a leader is to persuade others to follow. It can only be possible if you inspire your followers by setting a good example. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Well this is all what Santa has to offer this year. Select your gifts wisely for they may give you all the happiness and success you’ve ever aspired for!
Cheat code: Be Smart
Select a qualification which gives you all these!
Can you shortlist and figure it out? Not Yet? Seek out for help!