When is the last time you used an integral calculus equation, or used the Laws of Thermodynamics – at work, in life?
Probably never.Unless you are in a research facility or academics!
When is the last time you had to deal with a communication issue, a people challenge, a problem that needed a creative solution- at work, in life?
Probably every day.
We intuitively know that 90% of the skills and values we need in REAL LIFE are not covered in the typical academic curriculum. So while academics is extremely important, it is not enough. Isn’t it time that our children started focusing on building that critical 90%?
Your child is being equipped with the academic knowledge she needs by her school. TalentEase can equip her with the ‘real life’ skills and values she needs for success both today and tomorrow.
What do today’s employers typically seek from their employees?
“ Earlier we used to ask everybody for academic results. We now do it only for new graduates. We have narrowed our selection criteria to four categories: first, the focus on general cognitive ability - an assessment of how bright candidates are, whether they are capable of learning. Second, leadership traits.Cultural fit or 'googliness' comes third. Are candidates like Google-are they comfortable with ambiguity, non-hierarchical and conscientious; do they take responsibility for what is around them? The fourth aspect, and the least important, is expertise. „
Global HR Head and Sr.VP People Operations of Google
Replying to the question " How has hiring at Google changed over time?"
Quoted in the Economic Times - dated 23rd Oct,2012
“ I would look for the hunger, passion and aspiration to succeed. Besides this, they should be people who are happy to assume responsibility and ownership at a young age. We also look for people who show initiative and leadership in even the smallest things. With the world we live in changing so rapidly, we need young people who are open and adaptable to change, and are willing to embrace it „
CEO , Citibank, India
Answering ET question on "what are the key attributes you would look for in a young leader?"
Quoted in the Economic Times - dated 23rd Oct 2012
“ As you start your .. career, look for opportunities, look for growth, look for impact, look for mission....build your skills ,not your resume. You are entering a different business world than I entered. Mine was just starting to get connected. Yours is hyper-connected. Mine was competitive. Yours is way more competitive. Mine moved quickly, yours moves even more quickly. As you lead in this new world, you will not be able to rely on who you are or the degree you hold. You’ll have to rely on what you know. Your strength will not come from your place on some org chart, but from building trust and earning respect. You’re going to need talent, skill, and imagination and vision. But more than anything else, you’re going to need the ability to communicate authentically, to speak so that you inspire the people around you and to listen so that you continue to learn each and every day on the job.„
In her address to Harvard Business School Graduating students
To find out how TalentEase can help your child and teenager discover and develop the real-world skills and values they need check out the programmes we offer them
For School Students:
For College and University students:
The Young Leader Gym (YLG) is a pioneering, first of its kind in India, ‘leadership space’ for children and young adults.
At the TalentEase YLG, children and young adults
Gain critical skill and value inputs through our leadership courses
Get to ‘experience’ the leadership way through fun and creative activity stations
The YLG enables children to discover the leader within them, engage in activities that build skills and develop values and interact with other young leaders.