The Key to Job Success in Any Career: Developing Six Competencies That Close America's Global Skills Gap

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Improve your future employability options in a troubled economy

If you are struggling to find a job, concerned about keeping the one you have or feel that your career has stalled in a dead end job this book was written for you. After 25 years of effort by 18 esteemed professional organizations America's well documented global skill gap has worsened. Faced with the loss of "baby-boomer" expertise and educational levels current employees will have to navigate multiple jobs and career changes that will require new skills. Leibold thoroughly researches the efforts to close the skill gap and other scientific sources of future required skill-sets and then convincingly presents 6 scientifically derived and validated universal Life-long Transferable Competencies (LTCs) and their interrelated performance process required for a successful job and career(s). He then presents over 60 practical suggestions on how /You can develop the LTCs, improve your career transitions and influence; thereby improving your future employability options.

This unique book for the /first time takes research from closing America's Global Skill Gap and uses it to demonstrate how 6 new competencies, and the process the reader can use to develop them, will enhance their future employability for any occupation and most levels of responsibility.

Its importance to all employees is illustrated by the four book endorsements from the business, education and professional organizational leaders below.

"The Conference Boards research confirms that American business finds new entrants to the workforce lacking in the skills required to be globally competitive both today and for the demands of the coming years. Frank Leibold, in his new book Competencies That Close America's Global Skill Gap, recognizes and analyzes this deficit and offers individuals specific guidance on how to overcome these skill gaps. His advice is important for those just entering the workforce who may find they need skills heretofore unlearned. However, his advice may be even more critical for those more seasoned workers who are challenged by having to reinvent themselves in this new economic reality where companies are requiring employees to take on more responsibility for their personal and professional wellbeing?"

- Mary Wright, Project Leader, Workforce Readiness Initiative,The Conference Board

"The skills gap is one of the most pressing issues facing America's workforce. Whether the baby boomers choose to retire at the projected rate or not, both situations will require a significant re-skilling of the workforce. The learning profession must take action on the skills gap in order to ensure the readiness and competitiveness of its workforce. Frank has carefully researched the skills gap in his new book. It's an important read for a greater understanding of the issue and what we need to do about it."

- Tony Bingham, President & CEO, American Society of Training and Development

"You are on target with the global competitive skill gaps that exist, and (we) appreciate that you have focused your work on ways to fill the gaps. I am glad that your book provides implementation strategies for the LTCs -this is so helpful! Anything you can do to get people's attention to show them that the gaps are real and serious - and that they directly affect the success of our economy and nation - is a big step in the right direction."

- Barbara Thompson, Educational Commission of the States

"We too would agree to the need for general life-long competencies that lead to success"

- Jennifer M. McNelly, Senior Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufactures.

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