As we face a future of considerable uncertainty, the people who can learn new skills, especially those with resilience and a growth mindset, will be the most valuable.
So next time you’re filling a job, shift how you evaluate applicants. Don't just focus on 'does this person already know how to do the job?’, instead, ask yourself 'can he/she learn it?'.
How can you tell if someone can learn something? It's simple, figure out if they have learned hard things in the past, and if they have a history of recovering from failure.
Somebody that has failed and then succeeded has demonstrated they have the grit and guts necessary to tackle and overcome new challenges.