Sunday, February 6, 2011

Success Requires More than the ABCs

An article in The Huffington Post describes research about skills beyond basic academic competencies that are required for success:
This emerging research has shown several fascinating, yet entirely commonsensical, factors that predict academic and work success. The top predictor was conscientiousness, which included dependability, perseverance, and hard work. Other contributors that were found included the ability to work with others and emotional maturity. Finally, extroversion (typically associated with social awareness and communication skills) and receptivity to new experiences were also predictors of success (one thing I love about psychology research is that it often tells us what we already know to be true).
Read the entire article here.

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