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Career Skills for the New Economy by Bruce Tulgan

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3.   Be Adaptable

People who are too attached to the way things are have a hard time learning new skills, performing new tasks, doing old tasks in new ways, working with new machines, new managers, new co-workers, new customers, new rules, no rules. Usually, the greatest difficulty for such people is uncertainty—not knowing what will be (or won’t be) just around the corner. Don’t be one of these people. Learn to love change.

Master today’s changes and tomorrow’s uncertainty because things are going to keep changing, faster and faster, with or without you. When you realize your employer must constantly reengineer just to keep up with the pace of change, don’t freak out. Be one of the few people willing to do whatever is needed, whenever it is ...

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