The Top Skills You Need to Succeed at Work — and at Home

January 14, 2016


There are career skills, and then there are life skills. At a certain point, you’ll need to develop both to succeed. But how?

In our latest series on LinkedIn, “Mind the Skills Gap,” we asked some of the world’s most successful business leaders to reveal the skills they’re honing in 2016. In addition to mastering hard skills such as public speaking and coding, 50 Influencers say they are also cultivating softer skills, such as self-awareness, positivity, humility, empathy, and even the ability to find work-life balance.

From Richard Branson to Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and GM’s Mary Barra, find out when these top minds in business first acknowledged they could do better, and how they've developed realistic plans for improvement.

YOUR TURN: What’s the one skill you plan to learn (or refine) this year? Discuss your strategies for improvement, and how you plan to reach the next level. Write your own post here; be sure to use