The Benefits of the Arts in Business
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The Benefits of the Arts in Business

My point was that as a trainer, I do quite a bit of presenting and public speaking. I also do a fair bit of storytelling, but I didn’t learn that skill in business school or from my technical education. I had to learn those skills later in my professional life. So, I take every opportunity to encourage young people to learn those skills. You may not be looking for a career as a speaker, actor, or Improvisational Comedy, but the skills you learn there will make you stand out in the workplace when it comes time to do a presentation or speak up for your ideas.

I was reminded of this again last week when I listened to my friend and former colleague Laura Prael being interviewed on the Aussie podcast Two Drunk Accountants.

Linked – 74% Of Millennials & Gen Z Think They Can Build Better Skills At A New Job
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Linked – 74% Of Millennials & Gen Z Think They Can Build Better Skills At A New Job

These people have watched companies “reward” the loyalty of Boomer and Gen X employees with layoffs, unfunded pensions, forced retirements, etc. They aren’t going to be loyal for the sake of loyalty to a company that will cut their job at the first sniff of an economic downturn. They will go to the place that benefits them the most.

If you’re not interested in providing skills and career development, don’t expect people to work for you. It’s not worth it.

Shared Links (weekly) Oct. 23 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Oct. 23 2022

Linked – Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?

Linked – Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?

People want to grow. They want to learn, and they want to develop the skills necessary to remain relevant in industries that are going through constant change. You can provide them with opportunities, or they will go somewhere else to do those things. Those are genuinely your only options. Change happens way too fast now for you to sit back and not help your people change with the times. Career stagnation is career death.