b'New skills for tomorrows worldUnderstanding currentHaving founded pelotonRPM trends is a key skill for anynine years ago, Wiesners entrepreneur. But arguably,company works with major the most important part ofblue chips across different the entrepreneurial mindsetindustries to develop the is grasping what the futurefoundational skills that high holds. For Steve Weisner,performers need tothrive. there is one standoutAmong those skills set to beA different challenge that shouldin high demand in the coming send chills through theapproach to business community.years are complex problemcorporate learningsolving, strong decision Weve got almost 100 millionmaking, collaboration,That small role has seen his Americans who, within theemotional intelligence andbusiness find a vital niche in next eight years, will lack theactive listening.combining the best of live skills they need to be viable inThis skills shift is not justtraining with technology-the workplace, he says withenabled learning to deliver the resolve of someone whosgoing to impact on leadership roles either. In 2017, Deloitteskills-building experiences.spent a lot of time thinkingSome people who like about the problem.reported that soft skill-intensive occupations willlive training dont like With AI, robotics andaccount for two-thirds of alltechnology, he explains, automation already making ajobs by 2030.while those who like big impact in the workplace,technology arent always that future is barrellingBasically, were here tokeen on live training.towards us. For Weisner, itshelp prepare people for the the driving force behind hisfourth industrial revolution, So, theres a middle business and something heWiesner explains. ground in the believes should be taken farIts certainly an impressivemarketplace to blend more seriously. mission statement. But asoutstanding live I dont think peoplebusiness problems go, itslearning experiences. speak about this enough.a daunting challenge toWe dont call them There needs to be a morecrack. Is this mission to equiptraining experiences; thoughtful, scalable andmillions of Americans withwe call them learning more impactful approach tothe right skills a driving forceexperiences that really delivering skills that can helpthat spurs him on every day? make the best of live people make a real differenceIm not deluding myself and in the workplace, which isinstruction and the changing at an unprecedentedthinking that were here tobest of technology-pace, he argues. solve that problem in ourdriven instruction.entirety by ourselves, he Its not even a marketsmiles. But even playing opportunity; its aa small role and making market necessity. Thesethings better for people and people are not going togiving them the future and be prepared for whatthe security that I think they the future is throwingdeserve, I feel like thats a vital role for us to play and their way. To say thethat really is something that problem is enormous iskeeps me motivated every an understatement. single day.17'