self-awareness

The Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we tend to think of soft skills as “positive”. Soft skills are there to present an upbeat environment that everything is okay. It is an improvement mechanism.…

Using Soft Skills as a Member of a Team

My last post on Team building was from the perspective of the builder, or leader of a team. However, you don’t have to be the leader to be an integral part of the team-building process. Being a member of a team provides its own opportunities for building and sustaining a team culture.…

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…

Listening… The Secret to Communication

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” — Simon Sinek My previous two posts in this Soft Skills series have been about verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in…

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…