Hi -Tech

De-bugging the Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we tend to think of soft skills as “positive”. Soft skills are there to present an upbeat environment that everything is okay. It is an improvement mechanism.…

Hi-Tech: When Beanbag Chairs and Foosball Tables Aren’t Enough

I read a great post a week or so ago titled “Adaptability: The Key Leadership Trait in the Digital Transformation” by Daniel Newman. Reading it took me back to two blogs I wrote a couple of years ago in my series on Soft Skills development, specifically the ones on adaptability…

Why Teambuilding is an Important Soft Skill in Hi-Tech

                    “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan “There is no strength until there is cooperation” – Irish Proverb   John Adair defined “team” as “a group in which the individuals share a common aim and…

Is Professionalism a Soft Skill? A Hi-Tech Perspective

“Soft Skills, or the ability to manage soft issues, is a challenge for modern leaders to master” Aly Moreno As I wrote last week, I am in the process of interviewing senior leaders, founders and “C” suite executives in the Hi-Tech sector to get a sense of what challenges they…

Research into the Social (Soft) Skills of Hi-Tech Workers

Over the past few months I have been shifting my attention to the Hi-Tech industry. I have this sense that there is a need for executive and leadership coaching in this sector, but it really is just a sense right now – unsubstantiated with any facts or data. Those of…