In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with author Mark Herschberg, helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at MIT, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,”

We speak about the skills which are necessary to succeed in the future, but which aren’t taught well enough at college.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:01:30 – The types of skills which are required to become a good leader and manager but are lacking at universities
  • 00:05:30 – Is it possible to improve soft skills?
  • 00:08:15 – How to become more innovative by building different thinking modes
  • 00:11:45 – Using mental models from one discipline and using it in a completely different field
  • 00:14:00 – A case study showing the different ways which teams communicate, when not everyone has all the details
  • 00:19:00 – The difference between rewarding outcomes, and rewarding making the right decision based on the information available at the time
  • 00:22:30 – Is your company culture about permission or forgiveness?
  • 00:24:45 – The value of peer learning groups

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