Tomorrow’s Most In-Demand Skills


The future of work belongs to those who possess emotional and social skills.

In the Artificial Intelligence abundant world of tomorrow, where technology will do much of the heavy lifting, the human ability to deliver compassion and empathy will become much more valuable. While the technical hard skills will remain important, people’s emotional intelligence will take on new significance.

“The Industrial Revolution required muscle from its workers. The Information Age traded muscle for mental capacity. The future will require workers to be emotionally intelligent.”

Emotional intelligence is this capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

As the world fills with more sophisticated Artificial Intelligence and omnipresent technology, human skills such as compassion and empathy will define the competitive edge of workers and entire organizations.

Today, the significance of developing and applying social and emotional skills is growing exponentially. Employers are not looking for the same level of deep knowledge and technical skill as they did in the past. In fact, most of them are now saying they are more and more open to accepting non-traditional candidates holding strong social and emotional skills rather than a four-year college degree.

In today’s world, hard skills have a short shelf life, but strengthening your social and emotional skills will never go out of style.



Michel Ouellette / Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Trial Scientist, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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200 Million+ Unemployed Worldwide


Mostly affected, the fifteen | twenty-four.
The final countdown | by: Michel Ouellette JMD

Unemployed:A person without any kind of willpower, lacking proper training, proper education, without extraordinary physical or technical ability and absolutely no exceptional social skills.

According to the United Nations’ Labor Agency, with new job opportunities not growing fast enough to absorb a growing global workforce, the number of unemployed people around the world reached an estimated 201.8 million people in 2013, a number that is most likely to increase by another 4.2 million in 2014.

In the years to come, labor may soon enough give way to frank unemployment. Everywhere in the world, we can already see such a long-term trend towards joblessness profiling at the horizon. There are definite indications that exactly like for manual and physical jobs that have been eradicated by technical advances, more and more regulated occupational jobs such as accountancy, legal work, technical writing are now at risk of being automated. This is more worrying than many economists; politicians and scholars are prepared to admit.

For whoever does not have the proper skills, to meet the demand and the curriculum of the jobs of the future, there is not much hope. For anyone who wants to make it tomorrow, it is now time to start surfing on the wave, to take a quantum leap toward the next one and to prepare for the unexpected.

And … whatever you decide to do, just make sure to know the right people.

To be continued…


Michel Ouellette JMD is a talented keynote and motivational speaker, public affairs & communications Strategist. For more about “Making It” in the years to come and coming soon: “Standing Out” by JMD.
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