What does it take to get, and keep, the job you want? Ninety-six percent of employers argue it’s not just about having the right skills for the position – it’s all about the right mindset. And now there’s statistical proof.

For 20 years I’ve been trumpeting the fact that “Really Useful Attitudes” are game-changing and, more than anything else, determine your success or failure. A recently released study now reveals that 96% of employers picked mindset over skillset as the key element in those they seek and retain.

When asked which is more likely, the person with the right skillset developing the right mindset, or a person with the desired mindset developing the right skillset, 98% of the employers chose the latter and 97% of employers felt more confident predicting the mindset of the people they’ll be hiring in 5 to 10 years, rather than the skillset.

James Reed, Chairman of Reed Recruiting in the UK and Dr. Paul Stoltz, an expert on human resilience, conducted in-depth interviews and group workshops with thousands of top employers across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and looked at more than 30,000 CVs. They identified six qualities as essential or desirable: honesty, trustworthiness, commitment, adaptability, accountability and flexibility.

What some call mindset, I have been teaching as Really Useful Attitudes. You can learn how to easily and naturally inspire these qualities in yourself and others in Convince Them in 90 Seconds.

Skills and persistence alone don’t cut it anymore. The Mindset Revolution is here and thriving companies are hungry for it. Mindset is universal, timeless – and portable.