World is changing by leaps and bounds, millions of things are adding in the curriculum which is not taught in the schools, colleges, institutes or in universities. For your information, if you want to be 21st century educator, you need to learn r adopt following characteristics,

  • Relationship Builder
  • Learner
  • Inclusive
  • Networked
  • Innovator

Above mentioned characteristics have been part and parcel to every individual whether he is working or studying somewhere. These attributes are equally important to everyone, regardless of demography, geography, educational background, psychological awareness and niche class. For example: if you are good at any technical work but you are not good at relation builder, trust me, you will survive, but you can not grow too much. Let me share you a detailed view of all above mentioned characteristics.

RELATION BUILDER:

It is a good sign if you are good at relation building. But if you are not or facing some issues in making good relations, seriously speaking, it would be a very serious concern. Try to fix this issue as soon as possible, otherwise, this problem would not make you live happily at home or society or at workplace. Here question arise, how can someone learn the art of relation building? The answer is,

  1. Take a genuine interest in others
  2. Listen intently and ask good questions
  3. Focus on the details
  4. Remember names
  5. Follow-up
  6. offer to help people no strings attached
  7. Mixup your routines
  8. reconnect with old acquaintances
  9. Talk everyone
  10. Take extraordinary measures to delight the people you meet.

LEARNER:

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins”. JIM ROHN. If you want to be a good educator you need to be a great learner. Because, learning does not mean acquiring degrees, piling up the diploma certificate and gathering training certificates. Learning comes through observation, interaction with new people, meeting diverse people, attending seminars, participating in events, shopping monthly. Learning is the key to everything, remember, if you stop it, then don’t cry’, why your salary, incentives and bonuses are low. Conversely to Jim Rohn, if Learning stops accumulation of wealth will stops and if learning stops the spirituality will stop. Sooner or later, your junior who possess fast learning ability, he will beat you someday because of more knowledge and cognizance. In era of technology human skills get obsoleted as gadgets, softwares and applications do. Therefore, it is highly recommended to learn something relevant to your field everyday, in addition to, stay updates with socio-economic conditions, upcoming technology, read different books, Harvard articles and use any other fruitful resource to learn.

INCLUSIVE:

This is one of the best characteristic of 21st century educator. This is not solely an attribute which is to adopted or acquired rather it is a process which you need to follow religiously. This process contains six components as wall street journal, which are,

  • Commitment
  • Courage
  • Cognizance of bias
  • Curiosity
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Collaborative

In the perspective of Leadership development. Formally assess inclusive leadership capabilities across senior leaders and people managers. Identify individual and organizational developmental gaps and create development plans. Encourage leaders to seek informal feedback from others on their capability for inclusive leadership.

NETWORKED:

In today’s world networking is as much as important as clean blood for brain and oxygen for body. If you want to grow business, increase customer footfall, enhance branding, earn better remuneration, switch to better job truly speaking networking is an ultimate tool. If you have decided to grow quickly, you have to network with one person a day. Now, here a question arises, how can we can do an effective networking which can be converted into better business and employment relationship? The answer is,

  1. Networking is a Two-Way Street
  2. Evaluate Your Contacts
  3.  Meet-and-Mingle
  4. Always Get a Second Date
  5. Spend Time Social Networking

INNOVATIVE:

Jason Calacanis You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better. Now days, successful people focus on innovation rather than invention. See Nokia, Motorola and other mobile gadgets, even though they were the first mover, but Samsung, Oppo and Iphone beat them very badly because of innovation. There are thousands of social network but Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube are high in ranking because of innovative execution of products.

Consequently, if you want to be in the list of 21st century educator, religiously follow, implement, execute above mentioned tips.

 

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Ranjeet Kumar

Management Consultant & Success Coach

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