Executive Coaching

What is a leader without followers? – A Personal Leadership Challenge

This week begins a new series of video blog posts where we will discover what it means to be a leader in todays environment… it really doesn’t matter what the environment is – it may be leading a sales team selling season’s tickets for a professional sports team….. you may…

Soft Skills Blog Index

Here is the listing of blog entries written on the subject of Soft Skills. So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”? Do you have the Soft Skills Required to be Successful? Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn? Is Professionalism a Soft Skill? Is communication the most important soft skill?…

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past thirty weeks I have published a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the importance soft skills have in the workplace (or life in general, for that matter). I still like the following definition of Soft Skills because it is straight…

Building Trust

As I completed my series on Soft Skills, a commenter asked me about the place of Trust, since I had not listed it as a specific Soft Skill.  I’m not sure about this. The question of Trust seems to be relevant or applicable in a number of different areas, and…

Criticism and the Ability to Learn

My guess is that not many people like to be criticized. Those who do have most likely learned that listening to criticism is a good way to learn. That doesn’t mean it is easy — our egos often get in the way. We tend to see criticism as a personal…