Work Skills 2017 Series

Work Skills: Conflict

Work Skills: Conflict

Fighting and arguing can be physically and emotionally exhausting and I think life would be much easier if everyone just got along. Right? Well, yes. That is correct; however, people are people and you would be foolish to think that you can work in any conflict-free environment. The alternative to living in a conflict-free world is to learn how to engage in healthy conflict. Trust me, there is such a thing as healthy conflict.

Work Skills: Time Management

Work Skills: Time Management

Whether you are currently in college, trade school, first career job, etc., time management is an essential skill. You may naturally be good at time management (if you are a “J” on the Myers-Briggs personality test like I am, that’s usually the case), but even then, we could all improve our management of time.  This is an incredibly important skill to learn because at the end of the day we can make more money, but we cannot make more time.

Work Skills: Intercultural Maturity

Work Skills: Intercultural Maturity

Intercultural maturity quickly defined is to understand your own social identity, understand another's social identity, and have the desire and ability to work harmoniously amidst the differences on a team. Sounds great, right? This work is actually much easier said than done and actually takes a lifetime of commitment to live out. We need to work to uncover the uniqueness of the people around us because, chances are, they have gifts and talents in places we don't.