The Institute for the Future has listed 10 skills needed for the future workplace. Below are 3 that I like best – you can visit the site for more detail.
Seeing a much bigger picture; thinking in terms of higher level systems, bigger networks, longer cycles
Fearless innovation in rapid, iterative cycles; the ability to lower the costs and increase the speed of failure
Knowing how to be persuasive and tell compelling stories in multiple social media spaces (each space requires a different persuasive strategy and technique)
I think that the core threads through all of them are: collaboration, big picture thinking, iteration, fast failure, and communication/ storytelling. Although, the newly created names are a bit distracting, I agree with them – especially when it comes to jobs that are “new product” and entrepreneurial type jobs.