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Hosted by international author and soft skills expert Emma Sue Prince, this podcast is all about bringing 7 key skills into your everyday so that you are strong and well equipped right now and for the future. These skills are Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Integrity, Being Proactive, Optimism and Resilience.
Our world is changing - so fast, so furiously, so ferociously - that to stand out, to be happy and to feel calm, you need to tap into your own resources and competences. Doing this puts you firmly back into the driving seat of your own life, enabling you to be happier, find and do work you love and have a true sense of purpose. 
In this podcast Emma Sue gives you great tips and ideas on how you can easily strengthen these skills - skills that we all have - and as a result, live your best life. She also talks to key influences and thought leaders for their take on these skills.

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7 Skills for the Future Emma Sue Prince

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Hosted by international author and soft skills expert Emma Sue Prince, this podcast is all about bringing 7 key skills into your everyday so that you are strong and well equipped right now and for the future. These skills are Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Integrity, Being Proactive, Optimism and Resilience.
Our world is changing - so fast, so furiously, so ferociously - that to stand out, to be happy and to feel calm, you need to tap into your own resources and competences. Doing this puts you firmly back into the driving seat of your own life, enabling you to be happier, find and do work you love and have a true sense of purpose. 
In this podcast Emma Sue gives you great tips and ideas on how you can easily strengthen these skills - skills that we all have - and as a result, live your best life. She also talks to key influences and thought leaders for their take on these skills.

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    7 skills in times of uncertainty

    7 skills in times of uncertainty

    We are all going through fast, rapid change and high uncertainty. Some of the challenges we face are the biggest we will ever face in our life times. I myself have felt on the edge of so many things falling apart - yet I know with 100% certainty - and yes I mean 100% that when EVERYTHING around you feels crazy the only place you can go to find strength and a way to navigate through is by using adaptability, critical thinking, empathy, integrity, optimism, proactivity and resilience. This week each and every one of those skills has come into play.
    In this special bonus episode, James and I talk about the situation we all find ourselves in right now and how each of these skills can help us. We also talk about why we feel the way we do and lots of tips and ideas for applying these skills and experiencing an immediate positive impact.
    #adaptability #empathy #criticalthinking #integrity #beingproactive #optimism #resilience #7skills #uncertainty #wellbeing

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    • 30 min
    Season 5 Roundup

    Season 5 Roundup

    James and I talk about some of the highlights of Season 5 - some absolutely fabulous interviews with amazing people like Dr Max McKeown, Dr Jack Lewis and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang teaching us all about how to maximise our amazing brains, how to be truly adaptable and ways in which many individuals and companies are working less and as a result are so much happier! We also brought back our short episodes where James and I talk about topics connected with the 7 skills - and some of my favourite are the conversations we had about the important of joy, spending time alone and how to boost vitality and balance. Catch up NOW!
    #joy #season5 #podcast #7skillsforthefuture #adaptability #criticalthinking #empathy #integrity #beingproactive #optimism #resilience

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    • 10 min
    Interview with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - part 2

    Interview with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - part 2

    Well, we had so much to talk about this interview is in 2 parts! In this second part we talk about how to work less hours as an individual - so how can we get ourselves down to 4 - 5 hour working days (and still get more done), how to reclaim our evenings and weekends and the best things we can do to alleviate stress, overwhelm and overload. So so much of this is in our hands.
    I love the way Alex talks about this - he has so much proof that this works - not just for individuals but also for organisations. He gives so many examples of organisations that have radically altered how they work by slimming down to 4-day weeks. They still pay employees exactly the same and the effect is the opposite of what you might think: increased productivity, increased mental health and wellbeing, better ideas, better work-life balance and performance.
    If you missed part 1 catch up on your podcast player.
    Alex was in London to promote his new book and it was an honour to interview him - and fab to be in Penguin Book’s dedicated podcast studio!. He is one of the recommended resources and references in several chapters in the book, especially critical thinking and empathy. He works with an amazing array of companies from Shakespeare’s globe to Googleplex, as well as governments and Fortune 500 companies. 
    Alex's book Shorter is out NOW and in all major bookstores.
    #rest #shorter #alexpang #happiness #productivity #performance #shorter #silicon valley #futurist #workingless

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    • 28 min
    Interview with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - part 1

    Interview with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - part 1

    Alex is THE expert on changing how we work - ie working LESS but still achieving so much MORE! I know our listeners will just love this interview - so much food for thought and proof that working less hours and manipulating our working week and day to shorter more productive and focused work we find more balance, better health, great ideas and ultimately, happiness.
    Alex is is a Silicon Valley futurist and consultant and author of Rest: Why you get more done when you work less and his latest book Shorter: how working less will revolutionise the way your company gets things done.
    Alex was in London to promote his new book and it was an honour to interview him - and fab to be in Penguin Book’s dedicated podcast studio!. He is one of the recommended resources and references in several chapters in the book, especially critical thinking and empathy. He works with an amazing array of companies from Shakespeare’s globe to Googleplex, as well as governments and Fortune 500 companies. 
    Alex's book Shorter is out NOW and in all major bookstores.
    #rest #shorter #alexpang #happiness #productivity #performance #shorter #silicon valley #futurist #workingless

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    • 27 min
    How and when to quit

    How and when to quit

    Why talk about quitting?
    I think this is an interesting topic because often this word is associated with something negative - a bit like losing or giving up. And I think there can be very good reason to quit something as well as good reasons to keep going. For me quitting is a bit like letting go or making a conscious choice to let go. At the same time quitting is often something that is done impulsively and on the spot or in the heat of the moment. In this episode James and I discuss why we view quitting as something negative and where this belief comes from and how we can reframe this in a more positive way. We also share our favourite quitting stories! And how quitting is linked to resilience

    #quitting #podcast #lettinggo #narrative #failure #reframing #7skillsforthefuture #resilience

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    • 17 min
    Finding vitality and balance

    Finding vitality and balance

    What do you do when your "get-up-and-go" has got up and gone? For some of us seizing the day and feeling full of energy can be a real challenge. This is where the power of nurturing your vitality and finding balance comes in. On this episode James and I talk about why lack of motivation and feeling constantly stressed has become normalised and why it's crucial to take our own mental health and wellbeing into our hands by boosting vitality and creating balance in our lives.
    We need to do this in all spheres of our lives and this podcast shows you some easy hints and tips to get this right. A short inspirational burst you won't want to miss!
    #vitality #balance #7skillsforthefuture #mentalhealth #wellbeing #stress
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

mycoachchris ,

Leading the way in the future of soft skills.

The '7 skills for the future' book is fantastic, and this podcast takes it to the next level. Emma-Sue Prince has a great conversational style that makes you feel like she's speaking directly to you. The series shares each of the 7 skills individually; adaptability, critical thinking, empathy, integrity, resilience, being proactive, and optimism. Emma-Sue draws on the teachings from the book and enhances them by exploring how each of these skills is used daily and the importance of them. The guests are great, and Emma-Sue allows us to see the variety of ways in which different people implement the skills in their personal and professional life. I am confident guests will be fighting to take part. This podcast has a real opportunity to lead the way we think about soft skills in the UK, and I think this should be mandatory listening for anyone wanting to enhance their skills, working in the field of training or coaching, or seeking to enhance their employees' development. I can't wait to hear more.

Christel Dee ,

Emma-Sue is an expert in her field

This easily digestible podcast is essential listening for anyone needing a hand navigating life in our modern world. Emma-Sue sheds new light on soft skills and gives expert advice on how to utilise these in a rapidly changing world to improve personal and professional relationships, gain better career opportunities and much more! I’m very much looking forward to hearing future episodes and reading more in her book, ‘7 Skills For The Future’.

Home of the fancy hens ,

Adaptability....more than you think !

So useful to unpack the subtleties, we think we know what it is and we are on it but a more mindful approach to how we react is key. I am starting tonight by ordering something different from the menu! Looking forward to catching up on the next podcasts, so positive and inspiring, thank you.

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