Leadership Coaching

The Myth of Multitasking

My focus for this final post on the soft skill of personal management is on multitasking. Multitasking is exactly what it sounds like – trying to do more than one thing at a time. How many times have you heard a colleague proclaim that they are great multitaskers? Many of…

Time (Personal) Management as a Soft Skill

 “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” ~ Winston Churchill I believe the very first workshop I attended in my working life was one on time management. That workshop — in the late 70s in Winnipeg — was the start of a lifelong journey of learning. I attended…

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year and at the same time reflect on where we have come from since this same time last year.  It is fascinating to read the posts that…

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…

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

  Soft Skills: Nature or Nurture? Are you born with them or are they learned? It’s the old chicken and the egg argument, which comes first? A quick review of the discussion in the research reveals the consensus that we are born with these skills, but like any other, they…