personal development

The Core of Leadership is Self-Awareness – Being who you are.

  The work of author and business coach Marshall Goldsmith, in particular his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (2007) has been a significant influence in me becoming self-aware. In the spring of 2009 I attended Goldsmith’s workshop in Boston after reading his book and being intrigued…

Soft Skills – Ability to Learn

I am a strong believer in continuous learning. If you have been following this blog for some time you will know that I am constantly looking for opportunities to learn. I often tell the story of the time I and some colleagues were in a management meeting when the topic…

How can Self-confidence drive success?

In this, the seventeenth in my series of posts exploring soft skills, I want to focus on Self-confidence. How does Self-confidence drive success?  One of the problems I have with this particular soft skill is that it can easily become or be viewed as arrogance.  There is a fine line…

How Flexible Are You? The Soft Skill of Adaptability. Part II

This is Part Two of last week’s blog on Adaptability and Flexibility. As I stated last week, these are two skills are coming to the forefront of Soft Skills development. How one adapts to change and remains flexible in one’s approach to it is critical to success in today’s world.…

How Flexible Are You? The Soft Skill of Adaptability.

I read somewhere recently that Soft Skills have become today’s Hard Skills. This is something to think about as we move further into the information age and away from the industrial age. It’s not that we will do away with hard skills. Trades, factories, mining, the list goes on, will…