"The problem with the skills gap argument is that it accounts for only one set of skills that employers consider important," argues Rachel Burstein in her editorial "Viewpoints: America's 'Skills Gap' Goes Far Beyond Computer Engineering" (Sept. 2014).  She advocates that workers need skills "such as communication, critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and understanding of diversity" for true success -- not only on the job, but in our everyday lives.

How can we improve our efforts as students and teachers to learn these skills? To demonstrate these qualities?
*critical thinking
     of diversity