I read this interview today in the NYTimes. I highly recommend it for parents for its applicability to parenting and for kids who will someday soon venture into the job market.
Take-home for parents:
Be a problem-solver, not a problem-creator.
Value emotional intelligence.
Take-home for kids looking for a job:
All of the above and...
Have a strong set of values.
Have a great work ethic.
Know how to write really well.
Expect to be asked in an interview to talk about the last few books you have read.
Develop your emotional IQ.
Be a team player.
Focus on your job.
Know how to write really well (he mentions it more than once too!)
Great idea for when things get heated around the house....
"If you are in a really hard debate and somebody veers off the subject and goes after you in a way that isn’t fair, you get to ring the bell. It’s a violation of the rules of the road. So you ring the bell if something wasn’t a fair shot, and we all laugh."
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