I found this fascinating.... but kids really do need to be taught how to SLANT, “Attending Skill Strategies: Visual Support Posters and Prompt Cards” can be used to teach, and later prompt, the skills of paying to the teacher or task. (it's free)
20 Books to Read in Your Twenties - Retreat by Random House. So i'm a few days late....
Business skills that employers look for. Notice they are primarily soft skills. That's because, in general, soft skills are much harder to teach than technical skills.