Soft Skills

Soft Skills – The Platinum Rule

This weeks blog discusses and introduces the Platinum Rule. How being aware of others styles and speaking to them improves how we communicate, reduces tension and conflict. _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency. *******Are…

Soft Skills – How Do We Communicate?

Interpersonal communications – In this weeks blog I talk about how interpersonal communications almost always floats to the surface in my coaching work with leaders. _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency. *******Are you wondering…

Collaborating With The Enemy

In this week’s blog I explore my take away from Adam Kahane’s book “Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust” and a his keynote presentation at Royal Road’s University’s Leadership Conference. I explore how it fits with my coaching work…

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

Several years ago I wrote a series on Soft Skills and their development – this is an updated repost of the third post in that series from October 2015. Soft Skills: Nature or Nurture? Are you born with them or are they learned? It’s the old chicken and the egg…

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”?

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”? Soft Skills’ is a catch-all term referring to various behaviors that help people work and socialize well with others. In short, they are the good manners and personality traits needed to get along with others and build positive relationships.   To read…