Recently a old friend of mine from India, CEO Navin Kumar of iPRIMED, approached me about helping him bring his company’s services to the U.S. from India. iPRIMED is led by people from the IT industry and academia who are focused on enhancing workplace skills of graduates / entry / junior level professionals (for the IT and ITeS industry) by driving intrinsic transformation.
What he has done is nothing short of genius. If your company wants to offer up a way for your employees to grow some serious professional skills, Navin has what you need.
Inspired by his taxonomy of different skill sets, I came up with this canvas as a means for discussing a person’s growth areas. I share it with you: Navin gets the credit.
Download the Skills Canvas.
Here is my list of Key Skills for Managers and Leaders that I’ve been cataloging for a couple years now.
- New-Media Literacy
- Computational Thinking
- Three Horizons Thinking
- Building Community
- Story Crafting
- Virtual Collaboration
- Social Intelligence
- Design Thinking
- Lean Product Development
- Change Management Skills
- Limiting Initiative WIP
- Lean Thinking
- Differentiate Between Agile Adoption &
- Divergent Thinking over Convergent Thinking
- Principle Focus over Practice Focus Over
- Action Inquiry
- Organic Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation