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Harvard Review


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Harvard Review

  1. 1. My perspective about the Harvard Business Review Article
  2. 2. What skills are needed for contemporary career success <ul><li>The diploma and CV are no longer the only ways to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>The connections are the key </li></ul><ul><li>To get a job </li></ul><ul><li>To finalize a deal </li></ul><ul><li>To find customers/suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to talk in public and convince is essential (pursuasion) </li></ul>
  3. 3. How are those skills different from past requirements <ul><li>They differ in the way that they reflect more personal skills than technical ones </li></ul><ul><li>One job can be done very differently (and so the results vary) whether you have a good personality or good technique </li></ul>
  4. 4. How will you learn those skills? <ul><li>Becoming a connector is about building (and keeping) relationships </li></ul><ul><li>During a conference with other companies, I would start by asking their business cards to all the people I met </li></ul><ul><li>I would ask my colleagues to introduce me to some people </li></ul><ul><li>For shy people, theater can be a help </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the relationship between 'formal assignments' and 'connector skills' <ul><li>Both of them are important </li></ul><ul><li>They bring an important value, on two different levels </li></ul>