Why Creativity Is The Most Important Job Skill of 2019

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Recently LinkedIn carried out a massive study to determined the most in-demand hard and soft skills. Can you guess which skill made it to the top spot?


In fact 57% of leaders say soft skills like creativity are more important than hard skills.

Creativity – The Top Soft Skill in 2019

So why is creativity the number one soft skill that companies are looking for? I explain why in my recent TEDx Talk on SuperCreativity (Augmenting Human Creativity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence).

So here are the top soft skills and the top hard skills companies value the most in 2019:

The most in-demand soft skills

  1. Creativity
  2. Persuasion
  3. Collaboration
  4. Adaptability
  5. Time Management

The most in-demand hard skills

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Analytical Reasoning
  4. People Management
  5. UX Design
  6. Mobile Application Development
  7. Video Production
  8. Sales Leadership
  9. Translation
  10. Audio Production
  11. Natural Language Processing
  12. Scientific Computing
  13. Game Development
  14. Social Media Marketing
  15. Animation
  16. Business Analysis
  17. Journalism
  18. Digital Marketing
  19. Industrial Design
  20. Competitive Strategies
  21. Customer Service Systems
  22. Software Testing
  23. Data Science
  24. Computer Graphics
  25. Corporate Communications

To learn how to unlock your own creative potential check out this video I filmed on the Creative Process:

And if you are interested in inviting a creativity expert to speak at your next conference or event check out https://www.jamestaylor.me/speaking/ 

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