In her post, “Now is the Time to Redefine Readiness,” my colleague Katherine Prince detailed how the world of work is changing, creating an urgent need to redefine what it means to be ready, and proposed a new foundation for readiness that prioritizes:

  • Deep self-knowledge will help people develop visions for our lives and continue to discover their own personal and professional strengths, weaknesses, passions, and emotional patterns.

  • Individual awareness will help people recognize and regulate our emotions; understand the triggers that spark them; and shift to more desired, productive emotional states when needed.

  • Social awareness
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  • About the Author:

    Jason Swanson is the director of strategic foresight at KnowledgeWorks, where he helps lead the organization’s research into the future of learning. He writes and speaks about the forces of change shaping the future of education, helping stakeholders to prepare for what is next.