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From the perspective of a CEO, what are the most underrated skills most employees lack?

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Answer by A Quora admin:

Two skills are incredibly rare: (1) Doing what you say you will do (be reliable); (2) Keeping track of yourself

Doing what you tell people you will do
If you can teach your kids a useful skill that will always help them with their career: teach them to be reliable — to do what they say they will do.  (It is harder than it sounds.)

If you consistently do what you say you will do, you will almost certainly be someone people desire to have on their teams.  It is so rare that when you work with someone who is reliable, you never ever want to work with anyone else.  You will do anything to keep that person on your team.

Doing what you say you are going to do starts with setting the right expectations.  If you tell someone you will get them the deliverable by Tuesday, you need to understand that it can actually be delivered by Tuesday.  If you are good, you are probably factoring in slack in case someone in corporate slows you down or your child gets sick.

And so if your boss wants something done Monday and you think it cannot be done until Wednesday, you need to be up-front.  Because once a date is agreed to, you’re on the hook for accomplishing it.

On the less-skilled end of the job spectrum, many people cannot commit to showing up to work consistently and on time.  There are many external factors in their life that make even these commitments hard to achieve.

So do everything you can to be reliable — because there are very few people that one can rely on.

Keep track of yourself
The corollary to being reliable is to make sure you manage yourself.

If you can manage all your tasks and deliverables without reminders, you will be treated like the golden child.

If your boss or colleagues never need to remind you about a project, deliverable, an answer to an email, etc., they will be able to take a load off their mind and be allowed to focus on other areas.  And they will appreciate not having to have the uncomfortable conversation with you (”where is that item that was due yesterday?”).

This takes a lot of hard work and organization, but most people can do it.   You don’t need a PhD (or even a college degree) to be on top of everything.  You just need to be organized and prioritize its importance.  Of course, while most people CAN do this, most people DON’T do this — so doing it will be a huge differentiator for you.

The underrated skills
If all you do is be reliable and keep track of yourself, you will be indispensable to any company.

From the perspective of a CEO, what are the most underrated skills most employees lack?

What is the most valuable skill a person can have for their entire life?

Answer by A Quora admin:

Self Discipline : The only skill you require to master any other skills or habits.

I always see people cribbing around saying that they are not that smart or strong to achieve what they want in life. The fact is that with self discipline and perseverance you can acquire any skill .

We all make resolutions throughout the year. Some of us want to get fit and go for a run at 5:00 in the morning while others want to get good at public speaking and networking. The only thing stopping us from completing all these resolutions is ourselves. An inner voice within us stops us from waking up early in the morning or meeting new people. If we have proper self discipline we can suppress this voice and live a life that is defined by our own rules.

I know it is very hard to master self discipline. But if you start today and take small steps you can have the ultimate power to control your mind and body.


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What is the most valuable skill a person can have for their entire life?

Why are good habits so hard to create?

Answer by A Quora admin:

Neuroplasticity. Neuroscientists have  discovered that the brain is plastic, meaning it’s malleable. It changes through our actions.

It’s nicer to think of your brain like a beautiful planet earth with a series of rivers, big and small.

When you do something a lot, say surfing  Reddit, it grooves a deep river in your brain. Click link, see interesting content. Action, reward. Action, reward. Action, reward. 1000’s of times. Deep river.

Eventually, repeated actions dig grooves in your brain that look like the Grand Canyon. Your strongest habits.

Deeper, more ingrained habits are more difficult to change. Imagine trying to change the Grand Canyon.

The best way to break a bad habit is to start a new habit. Each time you do that good action, say giving someone a compliment, you get a reward. Give compliment, feel happy. Action, reward. Action, reward. Action, reward.

The most effective people have Grand Canyons and Amazons and Tigris rivers of good actions. They easily do good actions because they are grooved into their brains.

Their rivers flow with wealth, happy relationships and good health.

Here’s a few good habits (or rivers) to start grooving:

1. Meditate daily (just 2 minutes for a start, have you tried Calm.com? It’s free and amazing.)

2. Floss daily. Easy and you’ll thank yourself 30 years from now.

3. Plan your work and work your plan daily. This’ll make you a success. Even if only plan one thing to do today to make you more successful, and then do that one thing you’re getting into the habit of taking action towards success.

May your rivers flow deep with goodness and gold.

Why are good habits so hard to create?

What can I do to read more books in short time?

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Answer by A Quora admin:

1. Always have reading material with you.
Paper book, iBook, Kindle, whatever reading app you use….always have them with you. Make sure you can read offline.

I usually have a lot of books in my e-Reader app. I always have different books for different moods.

If you want to find free ebooks, many public libraries will let you sign out ebooks for free. Most people don't know this.
You can also get
Amazon.com: Kindle Unlimited – $9.99/month
Scribd – Read Unlimited Books: – $8.99/month
Oyster– $9.95/month

2. Read whenever you can
Whether it is just 2-3 minutes while you are waiting in line or an hour commute, every minute counts.

We waste a lot of time doing nothing. If you use the time to read instead, you will read a lot. I usually read a book in 2-3 days.

You can always listen to audio books in the car or while working. 

3. Have a reading hour
I am busy. If you want something bad enough, there will be a way to find time for it. Have an airplane mode (stole the term from Noah Kagan). Ignore everything and just read. If Bill Gates has time to read before bed time, you can find time too.

Note: It doesn't have to be an hour. It can be as little as 10-15 minutes a day. If you like, you can increase the time. Stick to it.

4.Learn to read slower.
A lot of people will tell you to learn speed reading. I don't like that strategy. The most important part of reading is not reading itself; it is thinking. Spend enough time to ask yourself great questions about the books and give it some thought.

At the end of the day, the purpose of reading is to acquire new knowledge. Not everything you read will be correct. Not everything you read will answer all your questions. Maybe you will need to read more. It is also important to have an action-oriented attitude. Ask yourself how are you going to apply the knowledge in real life.

It is pointless to read a lot and not apply the knowledge anywhere.
You will waste a lot of time going back and rereading the book if you don't think critically about it from the beginning.

Take your time and read the right way.

5. Learn to not finish a book
If you hate a book, forget it. Your time is too valuable to read bad books. Move on and read a new book.

Maybe in the future, you can come read it again and will like it.

I usually read 5-6 books at the same time.

6. Get Blinkist

This is my favorite new reading app. Its cost is about the same as my Starbucks drink but the value is priceless.

Get the key insights from nonfiction books presented in 15mins each

It is the modern day Cole Notes for non-fiction. If I am too lazy to read or reread a book, this is perfect. A lot of time after reading the Blinkist version, I decided to grab the real book.

Drink one less coffee from Starbucks a month and get a subscription.
Blinkist: Serving curious minds.

They just added audio. Another reason for me to love them more.

A few weeks ago, I just sent my partner on a business trip with a Blinkist reading list. It is as part of our corporate culture to encourage everyone to read more. Blinkist is part of our  KwinMedia Library.

15 minutes a day, 1 Blinkist book, a lot of new knowledge.

What can I do to read more books in short time?

What are small changes you’ve made resulting in a big difference in your life?

Answer by A Quora admin:

I exchanged my smartphone for a feature phone with my Grandpa.

Until a year ago, I was like many, a smartphone fanatic, crazy about Android and apps; how life will be very easy. I owned a Samsung Galaxy Ace, and I was in my sophomore year in college.

During my vacations I was having a regular chat with grandpa whom I was trying to convince to buy a good phone (probably a smartphone) since his feature phone was a year old at that time. He on the other hand started thinking about it, and I left it there. A couple of days later, out of the blue, I thought about exchanging my smartphone (which was in good condition) for his feature phone (a Nokia). He did not have any objections apart from surprising look he gave me for my rather out-of-character-sort-of decision.

Before completing the official exchange with witnesses (my sister and parents), I checked his Nokia phone for any damage. Apart from minor scratches it was an absolute tank.

This is the phone.

The Nokia beast.

How has my life changed?

This phone is ideal for a person who wants quiet and peace in his/her life. A very good phone for checking the time and date.

I have stopped checking Facebook and Twitter notifications and the neck is more straight. I charge my phone once a week. Whenever I feel stressed or bored I play the built-in Sudoku game which frankly relaxes me great deal.

I started interacting with people directly rather than WhatsApp.

I listen to people when they talk instead of fiddling with my phone.

But it does not end here.

How has my Granpa’s life changed?

Being by himself for most part of the day he plays some of the games I installed for him, and he loves it. Plus he has started accessing the news and sometimes stays more updated than me. He merrily takes photos and videos of his other grandchildren (my cousins) who are still toddlers whenever he meets them.

Overall it’s win-win.

What are small changes you’ve made resulting in a big difference in your life?