Personal development

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?…

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past thirty weeks I have published a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the importance soft skills have in the workplace (or life in general, for that matter). I still like the following definition of Soft Skills because it is straight…

Building Trust

As I completed my series on Soft Skills, a commenter asked me about the place of Trust, since I had not listed it as a specific Soft Skill.  I’m not sure about this. The question of Trust seems to be relevant or applicable in a number of different areas, and…

How to Network 102: Continuing to Learn

“Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.” ~ Deepak Chopra  Last week I wrote about some lessons I have learned from attending networking events. I titled that post “Networking 101: Some lessons learnt”. This week I want…

How to Network 101 – Some Lessons learnt

A typical networking interaction may go like this: “What do you do?” or “Tell me about your business.” What is your response? Are you prepared to answer in a way that will engage the asker, perhaps even to the point of persuading them to meet with you and ultimately purchase…