You Need Soft Skills to Survive the Business World

You Need Soft Skills to Survive the Business World - http://www.dirjournal.com Avatar Posted by socialwebcafe under Self-Development
From http://www.dirjournal.com 1901 days ago
Made Hot by: Copysugar on July 18, 2015 6:33 pm
Sometimes the difference between success and failure, in the business world, is a simple tweaking of the presentation. Tweaking of the communication skills. This is where soft skills (i.e. people skills) are essential.





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Written by erenmckay
1851 days ago

These are excellent skills that unfortuntaely a lot of people simply do not have. I've found that when the topic is controversial or just has too many variables, that the best thing to do is to get on voice and talk it out. Email and text messages simply don't convey tone and too many questions are left unanswered in an email.

All the best,

Eren Mckay



Written by lyceum
1866 days ago

Deborah: Thanks for your reply. If you want to have heads-up on replies to a comment thread, you could activate notifications in your profile settings.



Written by lyceum
1899 days ago

Deborah: Could you list some more business leaders who are using soft skill in their daily activities?



Written by socialwebcafe
1866 days ago

Hi Martin. I apologize for how long you have had to wait. I just realized that there were comments here. An opportunity to learn :)

Technically speaking, everyone has soft skills, but that doesn't mean that everyone has a high level of soft skills or that they effectively use their soft skills. Go ahead and pick a leader who really inspires you. The fact that that leader is able to inspire you and move you demonstrates that that person has, and is using, their soft skills. An example would be Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an effective preacher and an effective civil rights leader, in part, because of his excellent soft skills. If he had had the same believes but he was not able to articulate what his vision was, to the people of his time, then that would have been an example of not having the soft skills needed to get the message through to the people. We are fortunate, today, that Martin Luther King, Jr. is an example of someone who excelled in the area of soft skills and he was able to combine that with his vision to make a difference in the world.



Written by HeatherStone
1900 days ago

Hi Deborah,

There's often so much focus on technical skills. Could we define soft skills for the BizSugar community? And how do you go about acquiring them?



Written by socialwebcafe
1866 days ago

The "technical" definition of soft skills is EQ (emotional intelligence quotient). That is a really geeky definition, so it is easier to think of it as the people skills, your ability to communicate and to relate to other people. It includes language skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, as well as other aspects of your personality. In the same way that everyone has intelligence, everyone has soft skills. The question at that point is how high is their EQ, or how effective they are with their soft skills.



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