Five Essential skills today.
In a recent article in the magazine Fast Company, they pinpointed five essential skills today which much summarizes other trend reports:
The ability to spot and implement trends.
New ways of collaborating and building tribes.
Building brands and reputation.
Knowledge of the next level technology.
Being biased, I would put reputation at the top of that list since here you will get hold of how your other essential skills are perceived and you can do something about them. And, they are all soft skills.