interpersonal communications

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: The when’s & how’s

This week I discuss how and when we communicate with our direct reports and others. Keeping open communication and letting others know you are accessible is one of the keys to being a good leader. So, what are some of the things we can do to make this happen? John…

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?…

Why Team Building is an Important Soft Skill

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 in which the jobs and skills of each member fit in…

Nonverbal Communication – the Ultimate Soft Skill?

Interpersonal communication is a huge part of leadership. The ability to get your message across, whether it’s a simple instruction or a complex expectation, is very important. Some believe that being a good leader means being able to get things done in the quickest, most efficient way; less concerned with…

Is communication the most important soft skill?

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Peter Drucker   Is communication the most important soft skill? I believe it is, and it is why the focus of my practice is on interpersonal communications. I have found that even if a client’s initial interest is in…