28 木 Lesson24 Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn (5)
Salmans names some important skills for doing well in the 21st century. And Ueda says that social abilities are also vital for success. Pearson describes various programs at A & A designed to help employees keep learning. And Salmans says that working at the company has been like attending a continuing seminar.
critical thinking 批判的な思考、主体性をもった分析力のある考え方
Clear, rational thinking that’s based on evidence. Like, marketing strategy should be based on critical thinking, not hunches. Or, people often vote according to their feelings not critical thinking about each candidate.
emotional intelligence 感情的知能、EI、感情を理解する能力
survive and prosper 生き残って成功する
Well put. そのとおり
Salmans describes, some of the skills people need in the 21st century working world. And Pearson responds, “Well put.” Very well expressed. You said that effectively or memorably. I heard a great saying once. It was “Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”
I thought, “Wow! Well put.”
stand a good change of -, 〜の可能性が高い
There’s a good possibility something will happen. Such as, he stands a good chance of getting promoted this year. We also say, “not stand a chance.”, meaning there’s no possibility something will happen. No chance someone will succeed.
For example, she didn’t stand a chance of getting that job. The other candidates had much more experience.
candidate for -, 〜になりそうな人、候補者
Here “candidate” means “someone who is likely to be chosen for something or to get something.” JohnSmith is a candidate for the nation’s top businessman.
It can also mean “someone who is seeking X or has been named as a possibility forX.”
A candidate for President, for example. Or, a candidate for a department manager.
candidate city 移転先の候補となる都市
This uses the image of a pile of thrown away metal. Pearson means “if we don’t expand our skills, we may get discarded metaphorically thrown away.” And we use this about things too. Cassette tape players have ended up on the scrap heap of history. So are fax machines.
scrap metal くず鉄
And “scrap” can also be a verb. Meaning “throw away, discard.” We scrapped that idea.
You can be the smartest person in the room, but -.
Similarly, in a similar way. “Do likewise” means “do something similar.” Company X is expanding into laptops. And Company Y is expected to do likewise.
social skills ソーシャル・スキル 人好きのスキル、社交術
The ability to interact well with people, get along with them, not offend them. People skills are a similar concept, the ability to understand people, make them feel comfortable, valued.
You could say, “He’s very smart. But he needs to work on his social skills. He’s always interrupting people and correcting them.”
connect with other people in meaningful ways 他の人達と有意義な形で関係を持つ
corporate culture 企業文化、社風
Pearson says, “we’re very proud of having created a corporate culture that places a high premium on learning and relearning.”
place a high premium on -, 〜を非常に重要視する
in the department , department 会社の中の部門、部署
Ueda says, “if you’re lacking in the social skills department, you can kiss your career prospects goodbye.” We often use “department” this way to mean “area.” Like, she’s amazing in the planning department but not very good at presentation.
Or, he’ s not that great in the singing department.
human resources department 人事部
It’s not in my department. それはわたしの責任範囲ではない わたしの専門分野ではない
department デパートの売り場、toy department おもちゃ売り場
You will not find - 他には見当たりません
At the bottom, Pearson says, “You won’t find a bigger emphasis on education than you will at this company.” This is the greatest example of something in a good way or bad way.
Like, you will not find a better sales person than Dale. He’s just amazing. Or, you will not find a lazier employee than him.
kiss something goodbye
= kiss goodbye to something
kiss someone goodbye
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