The Critical Skills Group, Ltd. is an organization devoted to skill identification, training, consulting, and teaching those skills that are essential for success either personally or for an organization in general
The Group is led by Mr. Charles C. Jett who is an expert in the area of skills having had over thirty years experience in consulting and development of products and techniques directly applicable to skill identification and management.
Mr. Jett is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
He served in the United States Naval Nuclear Submarine Force where he created the nuclear attack submarine (SSN) predeployment training program for covert submarine operations, the tactical doctrine for the nuclear submarine electronic surveillance system (AN/WLR-6), and the geographic plot (Geo Plot) for covert tracking of Soviet submarines from the SSN platform.
He has had 30 years experience in the management consulting and executive recruiting world where he participated in strategic planning, marketing, and organizational development engagements, and CEO and Board of Directors searches.
He has worked with corporate organizations in the area of critical skills identification and skill profiling to assist them in their corporate development programs as well as enabling them to target specific skill profiles for recruitment for entry level management positions.
He created the career management tool known as the “Doom Loop” which has become popularized as a highly useful tool for anticipating and addressing various “career crises” as well as enabling organizations and executive search professionals to assess the skill capabilities, potentials, and current situations of individuals in corporate environments.
He is the author of several publications including “Whatever Happened to Corporate Loyalty?” and “Critical Skills and the CEO” – both of which were published by Chief Executive Magazine and have become widely popular articles in the reprint world. Additionally, he is the author of three books: “WANTED: Eight Critical Skills You Need To Succeed!,” “The Doom Loop,” and “Field Studies.”
He is an accomplished speaker on the subject of Critical Skills having been featured by many of the nation’s top business schools, the American Psychological Association, and in various graduation commencement addresses at the high school level.
He focused on skill development at the high school level and was featured in the US Department of Labor’s publication, “Teaching the SCANS Competencies” which was distributed nationwide. To facilitate high schools’ and training organizations’ ability to create and manage work-based learning programs to teach critical skills and the SCANS competencies, he created the software management tool known as “Coop2000®” and served as a national school-to-work technical assistance provider as well as a national workforce investment act technical assistance provider.
As a software developer, he has created and managed data collection and accountability programs for the California WorkAbility program for developmentally disabled children, the quality management information system (QMIS) for the California Department of Developmental Services Bay Area project, and the system for staff planning for the California Department of Mental Health.
Mr. Jett is available as a management consultant in the area of skill development, management, skill profiling, and speaking engagements.