Welcome to the Innovation Skill Series!
How can you apply innovation skills to your future career?
In today's workforce, employers are looking to hire people with innovation skills – the same fundamentals needed to build a successful career. These skills are vital for all professionals, regardless of their field of study or desire to start or own a company.
- Growth mindset: Individuals with a growth mindset are self-aware of their abilities and believe they can improve through learning, feedback, and persistence. They are curious and eager to understand challenges; they adapt their behavior in response and drive forward.
- Creativity: Individuals with high creativity design innovative solutions to problems. They leverage their vision and imagination to conceptualize original ideas and to identify resources they can use toward solutions.
- Critical thinking: Individuals with strong critical thinking abilities effectively analyze complex information to identify patterns and draw key insights. They evaluate evidence and perspectives to form a judgment or make key decisions.
- Leadership: Skilled leaders are self-motivated and passionate. Their drive helps them face and overcome risk or obstacles and continually pursue their goals. They are strong communicators who work as well with teams as they do independently, and their empathy helps them attract and win over new supporters.
Each module in this series provides resources for you to learn about core concepts and practice to strengthen your skills. Try following this Recommended Schedule to ensure that you can complete all four modules.