Resources

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Additional Resources

  • "Global Learner Survey,"

    Pearson, October 10, 2019

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  • "Emotional Intelligence for Physician Leaders,"

    Lean Forward, Harvard Medical school, CME Online, October 8, 2019

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  • "WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS IMPORTANT IN LEADERSHIP,"

    Harvard Business School Online, October 3, 2019

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  • "IBM Study: The Skills Gap is Not a Myth, But Can Be Addressed with Real Solutions,"

    IBM, September 26, 2019

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  • "Putting Hard Edges on Soft Skills: The future(s) of artificial intelligence and skills in the emerging digital economy,"

    The Forum Network, September 17, 2019

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  • "There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills,"

    Harvard Ed. Magazine, August 28, 2019

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  • "Using Curiosity to Enhance Meaningfulness of Work,"

    Graziadio Business Review, August 8, 2019

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  • "Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One,"

    Harvard Business Review, May 16, 2019

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  • "Building Empathy in Healthcare,"

    Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, May 8, 2019

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  • "STEM Workers Need Soft Skills, Too,"

    U.S. News, April 17, 2019

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  • "Why the World Needs an Empathy Revolution,"

    Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, April 8, 2019

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  • "Data Reveals Why The ‘Soft’ In ‘Soft Skills’ Is A Major Misnomer,"

    Forbes, March 26, 2019

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  • "Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer Says These Are the 6 Skills You Must Look For When Hiring (and They Can’t Be Taught),"

    inc.com, March 14, 2019

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  • "Growing Talent for the 4th Industrial Revolution,"

    Getting Smart, March 6, 2019

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  • "The Business Case for Curiosity,"

    Harvard Business Review, February 27, 2019

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  • "The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students,"

    The Washington Post, February 22, 2019

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  • "Golden age for team players,"

    The Harvard Gazette, February 14, 2019

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  • "These Are the Top Skills Businesses and Job Recruiters Are Looking for Most in 2019,"

    Fortune, February 8, 2019

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  • "Survey: Employers Want ‘Soft Skills’ From Graduates,"

    Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2019

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  • "Forget coding. It’s the soft skills, stupid. And that’s what schools should be teaching.,"

    The Washington Post, April 20, 2018

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  • "The Surprising Thing Google Learned about its Employees–And what it Means for Today’s Students,"

    The Washington Post, January 3, 2018

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  • "Why soft skills are so important to the future of work,"

    x.ai, November 2, 2017

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  • "Putting Lifelong Learning on the CEO agenda,"

    McKinsey & Company, September 1, 2017

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  • "6 Soft Skills Technical Employees Need To Thrive,"

    Forbes, August 26, 2017

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  • "Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd,"

    New York Times, August 12, 2017

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  • "In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different,"

    Harvard Business Review, June 19, 2017

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  • "Why Soft Kills Matter and the Top 3 You Need,"

    Forbes, March 10, 2017

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  • "Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Some Emotional Intelligence,"

    strategy+business, March 9, 2017

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  • "Soft Skills Training Boosts Productivity,"

    University of Michigan News, January 19, 2017

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  • "Why Start Up Leaders Need to Use Third Space Thinking,"

    Inc., November 25, 2016

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  • "Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop Up English Majors,"

    The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2016

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  • "Soft Skills Are Increasingly Crucial to Getting Your Dream Job,"

    LinkedIn, August 30, 2016

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  • "Employers Find ‘Soft Skills” Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply,"

    The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2016

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  • "Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking on Short Supply,"

    The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2016

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  • "An unexpected path to business insight: Internal Communications,"

    PR Week, August 19, 2016

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  • "Empathy, not Bureaucracy, Makes Organizations Great-Leadership Lessons,"

    Forbes, July 6, 2016

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  • "The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’,"

    NY Times, July 2, 2016

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  • "What the Best Cross-Cultural Managers Have in Common,"

    Harvard Business Review, June 29, 2016

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  • "Companies Try a New Strategy: Empathy Training,"

    The Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2016

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  • "What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy,"

    The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2016

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  • "Job Skills Report 2016: What Recruiters Want,"

    Bloomberg Business, February 9, 2016

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  • "The 5 Skills Employers Seek in Today’s Digital Economy,"

    Entrepreneur, January 30, 2016

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  • "Eight Careers Skills You Need to be Competitive in 2016,"

    Fast Company, January 13, 2016

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  • "Empathy is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need it Most,"

    Harvard Business Review, September 21, 2015

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  • "The ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket,"

    Forbes, July 29, 2015

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  • "5 Skills Employers Want that You Won’t See in a Job Ad,"

    Fortune, June 10, 2015

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  • "Wrapping up Innovation for Winter 2015,"

    C-Suite Quarterly, January 1, 2015

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  • "Reforming Engineering Education: The Changing Face of Engineering Education,"

    National Academy of Engineering, December 3, 2008

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