Forever Skills: The 12 Skills to Futureproof Yourself, Your Team and Your Kids 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       October 11, 2019


Author  Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978-0-730-35917-3
Publisher:         Wiley
Release Date:   March 2019  


Forever Skills is a book about change, change that is positive, will last and also challenges the accepted norms of change being the only constant in life, and if this is so, being able to develop the skills to future proof in a constantly shifting paradigm.

As society appears to live in an environment of fear, an environment which breeds nothing good, Flanagan and Gregory have set out to change the balance to one of calm, researching, presenting and coaching ideas that will offer fresh new perspectives, along with techniques to help accept ‘the inevitability of change’ with equanimity.

They have selected twelve skills which are considered vital to this new world in which business is conducted, one that appears to unpredictable, beginning with the three spheres of change: what’s changing, what’s unchanging and what needs to change!

Also addressing the fundamentals of fear, new opportunity and rethinking areas, they expound upon the Three Key Areas of Forever Skills, which is what this is all about – forever skills.

Overall, there is nothing new in the book as far as the structure of the business environment goes, which is now one of a rapidly changing global forum. The new, refreshing information is how, in world that is presenting what appears to be new challenges daily, as business drives ever harder to succeed at all cost, how to adapt, how to come on top and how to develop the skills that will be forever skills, that will last; skills that have been entrenched since humans had to learn to survive in what, centuries ago, even then, was an ever changing world.

Refreshing, forth right, and inspiring this is a book that will breath a breath of sanity and hope into the workplace of today’s world, as well as offer blocks on which to build a successful future; skills that are transportable, realistic, with the added bonus of also applying to everyday life.

If you are lost in the maze of career confusion, wondering where the world and everyone in it are heading, Forever Skills can help make sense of the changing world by establishing some hard and fast rules that will become Forever Skills, skills to success in both your business and personal life, skills that have been lurking somewhere inside just waiting to be re-discovered and shown the light of day once again.