The Trending Skill You Didn’t Know You Needed
May 20, 2020
While curiosity may have led to some important moments in our careers, most of us do not necessarily think of it as a must-have skill. It’s time to think again.
Curiosity, used strategically, can not only improve the way we work, it can also transform the way we think by allowing us to see creative solutions that may be missed by others, make wiser decisions and increase our influence.
In fact, according to Becki Saltzman, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Founder of The Applied Curiosity Lab, curiosity can future-proof our careers. "We can search for and access everything...except what isn't there. Only curiosity inspires the questions that generate the answers we don't yet have access to. Without curiosity, new answers will cease to exist."
That’s why we were excited to find that curiosity is this week’s trending skill. As people continue to turn to online learning to adapt, many people across many industries are investing in this highly strategic skill. While all levels within the organization can benefit from it, we are seeing managers watch these courses at higher rates than all other levels within the organization which may mean they know something the rest of us are just now absorbing.
Curious? Try these LinkedIn Learning courses now to strategically add curiosity into your repertoire of skills. They will be free for you through the end of June.
Missed prior week’s trending skills? Find them and their related free courses here:
Week 1: Managing Through Difficulty
Week 2: Productivity
Week 3: Giving and Receiving Feedback
Week 4: Teamwork and Collaboration