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Chapter 5: Competencies and Ways of Operating in the Twenty-first Century
This may be the first time that you have heard the phrase the ‘agentic individual’, which is associated with the research of Helen Haste that we shall be reviewing in this chapter. Agentic derives from the term agency, which conveys the notion of being able to handle a situation or a challenge – to be in control of oneself and one's own responses and contribute positively rather than negatively to what happens or what transpires.
Twenty-first-century living and working will present all sorts of new opportunities and challenges and this chapter explores some of what will be the most sought after competencies for the ...