My post today on Inc.com, â€œWhy 44 Percent of Top U.S. Executives Don’t Want To Hire You,â€ begins:
Why 44 Percent of Top U.S. Executives Don’t Want To Hire You
A survey of U.S. executives found 44 percent said Americans lack soft skills, which traditional education poorly teaches. Other methods work better, luckily.
I went to business school mostly to learn business’s “hard” skills—ones we can quantify, like accounting andÂ finance. I thought they would help me start and run businesses.
One of myÂ life’s great lucky breaksÂ was that business schoolÂ alsoÂ taughtÂ about softÂ skills, and that most businessÂ challenges were only superficially about money.
TheÂ challengesÂ about people, teams, motivation, and communicationÂ were deeper, harder, and more important than spreadsheets and technology.
But teaching about skills isn’t enough. Traditional business education’sÂ lectures and case studiesÂ didn’t teach usÂ to lead—to give experience practicing soft skills.
Read the rest at Inc.com: Why 44 Percent of Top U.S. Executives Don’t Want To Hire You
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