My post today on Inc.com, “Why 44 Percent of Top U.S. Executives Don’t Want To Hire You,” 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 and finance. I thought they would help me start and run businesses.
One of my life’s great lucky breaks was that business school also taught about soft skills, and that most business challenges were only superficially about money.
The challenges about people, teams, motivation, and communication were deeper, harder, and more important than spreadsheets and technology.
But teaching about skills isn’t enough. Traditional business education’s lectures and case studies didn’t teach us 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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