Leadership, Management (people & processes) networking, negotiation, teamwork, effective communication–all skills we’re told are essential for success, but skills rarely ever taught. This is the gap that Mark Herschberg has chosen to fill.
Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia.
He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools.
He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals.
Leadership, management, networking, negotiation, teamwork and effective communication are soft skills applicable and beneficial to anyone and everyone, not just exclusive to company executives or founders.
Peer learning is an effective tool in helping individuals continuously train and get feedback in the application of these soft skills.
Communication is key - mental models may help in finding a more effective approach in communicating.
Career planning is important, and having the flexibility to adjust your plans continuously is crucial.
It is not about perfection. It is about getting a little bit better each day.
Learn more about Mark Herschberg at www.thecareertoolkitbook.com
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