Like disruptive innovation keynote speakers often remind, and we point out in Part 1 of our look at essential skills for boosting creativity and innovation, the talents and techniques that will help you get ahead tomorrow often look very different than those you’re currently employing today. In fact, many may seem altogether unfamiliar to those of us used to working in comfortable and familiar business environments. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the world is now changing at an exponential rate, and evolving at a speed that yesterday’s working professional could scarcely comprehend. In effect, a new set of success skills is needed to not only stay relevant today, but also stay one step ahead of the curve tomorrow. As disruptive innovation keynote speakers and futurists, below are the three remaining talents and techniques that we recommend you immediately make a point to embrace.

Dynamic Decision Making – So many people are struggling to make decisions and are constantly second-guessing themselves in uncertain times like the present. But we will all be called on to make more impactful decisions faster than ever with less information and planning as unexpected events continue to put us on the spot going forward. That means having to do your homework, having to make firm decisions, and having to quickly reassess and revise strategies based on feedback from your choices.

Teamwork, Collaboration, and Empathy – Today’s business challenges are becoming too huge and complex for a single person to tackle them or possess all the insights and skills needed to adapt to every situation. That means we all have to get better about learning to work with other people, drawing on a more diverse range of perspectives and skills, and communicating with and inspiring our peers, as their help will be essential to completing tasks going forward.

Logistics and Project Management – Gone are the days where you can mindlessly clock in/out and perform routine tasks – we’re all being pushed to think more like leaders, as the nature of our work is only becoming more dynamic/unpredictable, demanding, and complex. Now, we’re increasingly being asked to adapt to new and novel challenges; accomplish goals under tighter constraints and timeframes; and work under greater pressure. That means having to be very deliberate in planning, the choices you make, and the deployment of finite resources (e.g. your time and energy).

As you can see, you don’t have to be a disruptive innovation keynote speaker to realize: If you’re looking to keep your skills current, now’s a fine time to starting making some changes.