What is right-skilling during Covid-19?

'What is rightskilling during Covid-19?' by Tony de Bree

Good morning,

many companies from the ‘old normal economy’ prior to Covid-19 like business schools, management consultants, career coaches and corporate HR departments, mainly talk about ‘skilling’, ‘reskilling’ & ‘upskilling’.

What they actually mean is “corporate skilling’ and ‘Future corporate skills’.  

they are of the opinion that you should learn new corporate skill, corporate future skills,  with their expensive courses, programmes and coaching. And taht is only normal. Why? Because they have huge fixed costs and they trainers, professors and coaches have ‘old economy’ knowlegde and experience. And with that business model, they make their money! 

What is personal right-skilling?

But what you should focus on now to avoid wasting valuable time, money and energy is on personal right-skilling. What that is?

Personal right-skilling means that, based on your personal competency profile and the real opportunities in the work market during and after Covid-19, you learn the right skills YOU NEED as quickly as possible. To increase your chances of success in the new online labour market and work market of the gig-economy. 

More: ‘7 Tips To Achieve A positive Mindset During This Crisis’ & ‘Succesful entrepreneurs deal with adversity’

What is a personal righ-skilling plan?

For example, I do personal right-skilling and mainly online and with blended learning modules and programmes on demand. What I have been doing since 2001 as “plan-b”, full-time since the end of 2011 since I have to pay for education, training and coaching myself, is to make a personal right-skilling plan and constantly adjust that plan.

This is a short term plan based on relevant lifelong learning: learning the right skills that will help you personally survive in times of crisis and help pay your bills. For me personally that is part of my minimalist lifestyle, minimalist entrepreneurship based on online & offline revenuestreans. And I currently mainly do this online and with self-study.

On average 2-3 hours a day, especially now. When, where and for how long I want with self-study, online tutorials, assignments and online coaching on demand.

Contact me today for your personal right skilling plan.

If you need help to draw up  your personal right skilling plan fast, please do not hesitate to call me on Skype on tony.de.bree, on 0031634387806 or email me here.

And if you want to read more on what I call, ‘defining the right survival strategy for you as an executive/manager’, then bookmark the posts under survival strategy for managers.

Kind regards,
Tony de Bree

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About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree is a born survivor. He worked 26 years in global banking & finance. As turnaround manager and in corporate strategy & change, outsourcing, offshore banking & splitting up ABN Amro Bank globally. In 2001 he started as digital business owner selling digital products in 2001 next to his dayjob at ABN Amro Bank as 'plan b'. In 2011, he became independent business owner helping C-level, startups, scaleups & SMEs to survive and grow personally.

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