Academic excellence, while important is no longer the sole factor for success. The ability to solve problems and have lateral thinking are other key factors to success.
Today’s employers tell us that these are the 10 skills employers say they seek, in order of importance:
1. Ability to work in a team
2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
3. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
4. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
5. Ability to obtain and process information
6. Ability to analyze quantitative data
7. Technical knowledge related to the job
8. Proficiency with computer software programs
9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
10. Ability to sell and influence others
With this in mind, my interest was piped when a friend introduced me to Logic Mills.
WHAT IS LOGIC MILLS?
The LogicMills Method teaches systematic problem-solving techniques in a fun and experiential learning environment. LogicMills is the only MOE-registered school in Singapore providing Analytical Thinking Skills (ATS®) programmes inside Primary, Secondary and International schools.
Kids look forward to the lessons at Logic Mills as they get to play games while learning analytical thinking skills and acquiring social and emotional competencies.
Graduates from this program exude more confidence and optimism, and are more adapt at effective delivery when they do presentations.
The Logic Mills Method is developed by Professor Mark Nowacki, a former chess prodigy who played chess at the national level in the United States for several years, winning several state and regional titles. At the age of 12, Professor Nowacki helped train graduate students in marine biology, and wrote his first book (in the computer field) at age 16.
Professor Nowacki has a PhD (Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, MA (Philosophy) from the National University of Singapore and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently part of the faculty at the Singapore Management University (SMU).
Mark has conducted training in analytical thinking, problem solving, memory techniques, policy, strategic thinking, and communication skills for the Civil Service College, executive MBA programmes, various statutory boards and ministries(including MTI, A*Star, WDA, Customs, MCYS, PMO), and various private corporations. He has written over 50 books and published number of research papers and journal articles.
Logic Mills is having an open house on 16 March. Professor Nowacki will be present to explain The LogicMills methodology. Admission is free.
Logic Mills is located at 1 Goldhill Plaza #03-01, Singapore 308899. Call 6253-2558 to register.