3RD PILLAR: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Or at least, the application of knowledge is power. Knowledge continues to be an invaluable tool in supporting the rising generation to successfully navigate the economic conditions of their time. The rising generation is unique in that they’ve been given knowledge but don’t yet know how to apply that knowledge in the real world; they lack the skills and confidence to put that knowledge into action. The truth is most young adults are bright, and social media and other digital distractions have in many ways replaced face-to-face interactions that are critical to the development of many social and emotional skills previous generations took for granted.
Intelligent Application of Skill = Power to Succeed
In the information age, access to knowledge has grown at an exponential rate. Information and knowledge are still critical but in a different way. The ability to nimbly and flexibly navigate the rapid changes that have come about through near-universal access to the Internet is critical to the success of young adults. The skill sets needed to thrive and be successful in building the life they desire are not always so obvious. More than ever, a clear destination is needed to determine what skill sets are needed to aid the student in achieving their desired goals. It is the intelligent deployment of skills toward a desired outcome that is powerful.
Communication Skills & Independence
The ability to communicate is more important now than ever. With the number of ways that we can now communicate, more and more we need to be aware of how we communicate impacts others. Communication skills are one of those skill sets that when properly mastered enable incredible success in whatever endeavor a student invests in. The ability to communicate ironically has a lot to do with living independent in our world today. Imagine any successful person and try to take communication out of the equation. All behavior is communication. It’s impossible not to communicate, even to ourselves. It’s like we were made to communicate. With that in mind, many of the problems students encounter are because they were conditioned to use ineffective communication strategies. At Forte Strong we address them and replace them with more effective communication strategies that move them forward towards success.