Ep11: Creativity skills for future jobs.

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In this episode (series), Mei Phing discusses why creativity is an essential soft skill for problem-solving. Many training courses overlook the importance of teaching creativity, which involves exploring options and thinking broadly. Creative thinking is crucial for inventing new solutions and long-term future planning.



00:00 πŸ” Creativity is a close soft skill that helps in problem-solving.

02:35 πŸ€” Many training courses fail to teach creativity and deep thinking.

05:10 πŸ’‘ Creative thinking involves exploring options and long-term future planning.

07:25 πŸ“ˆ Lack of creativity hinders career growth and business success.

10:05 πŸš€ Being resourceful and open to new strategies is key for entrepreneurs.

12:40 🧠 Creative thinking requires trial and error and continuous improvement.

15:15 🎯 Mastering soft skills, including creativity, is crucial for future success.


Key Insights

00:00 πŸ” Creativity is a vital skill for problem-solving, but many training courses overlook its importance. Without creativity, it’s challenging to come up with tailored solutions to specific issues.

05:10 πŸ’‘ Creative thinking is not just about problem-solving; it also involves long-term future planning. It helps individuals anticipate potential outcomes and tailor their solutions accordingly.

07:25 πŸ“ˆ Lack of creativity can hinder career growth and business success. Many individuals struggle to think beyond following instructions and fail to demonstrate the ability to operate at a higher level.

10:05 πŸš€ Entrepreneurs need creative thinking to be resourceful and find efficient strategies. Relying solely on outsourcing and spending money can limit growth and hinder success.

12:40 🧠 Creative thinking requires trial and error, testing strategies, and continuous improvement. It’s not a one-time solution but a mindset that leads to innovation and success.

15:15 🎯 Mastering soft skills, including creativity, is crucial for future success in a skills-based economy. The more individuals can develop and apply these skills, the greater their chances of long-term success.



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