7 Survival Skills for Careers, College and Citizenship

by Tony Wagner:

  1. critical thinking and problem-solving — asking the right questions, not about getting the right answers
    • weighing evidence
    • awareness of varying viewpoints
    • seeing connections/cause-and-effect
    • speculating on possibilities/conjecture
    • assessing value – both socially and personally
  2. collaboration across networks and leading by influence — “mosaic” teams, led by peers through influence
  3. agility and adaptability — adapt to new problems
  4. initiative and entrepreneurialism
  5. effective oral and written communication — write with analysis, reason, arguments & persuasion (voice)
  6. accessing and analyzing information
  7. curiosity and imagination
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