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4 soft skills definitions

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Bookboon author Manmohan Joshi defines soft skills as the personal character traits or qualities each of us has. He says that these skills make us who we are, generally encompassing our attitudes, habits and how we interact with other people. They refer to abilities that make people better employees and open doors for many opportunities that are not directly related to the subject matter of their jobs. In other words, soft skills refer to a person’s ability to relate to others, to get him/her and others organised, to communicate in written, spoken or other forms. Here are three more soft skills definitions: …

Soft skills: how to win The Apprentice

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On the finale of the latest season of the BBC’s The Apprentice, business magnate Lord Alan Sugar made his decision on his newest business partner. Following the episode, the question entering many fans’ minds is: ‘Could I win this thing?’ Well, a great idea and some luck will certainly help, but one thing that is guaranteed to get you through the harsh boardroom interrogations is a strong set of soft skills. There are few ‘human’ skills that might get you through the tough tasks to impress Lord Sugar and avoid hearing the dreaded ‘you’re fired.’…

Soft skills for managers: how to be a better leader

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Learning & Development managers focus on communicating the importance of developing a wide arsenal of soft skills to their employees and teams. However, it is important L&D professionals don’t fall under the famous ‘If you can’t do, teach.’ stereotype. It is equally important that learning managers stay up-to-date on the soft skills that enable them to be passionate, inspiring leaders. Here are 5 soft skills for managers to help you become a better leader….

Linkedin CEO says we need more training in soft skills

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Although we live with technology all around us, which would lead some to believe without the knowledge of programming or coding one may be left in the digital dust, it turns out that our inherent human skills are more valuable than ever….

Soft skills beat tech every time and this is why

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Technology is changing the way we work, both as individuals and businesses. A whole host of exciting digital changes have paved the way for new ways of working, and these changes show no sign of slowing down.  …

How soft skills can secure you a job in finance

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The finance industry isn’t all about data entry and number crunching. In fact, now that AI is on the scene, the industry is on the hunt for individuals with strong soft skills….

What your soft skills are worth may surprise you

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Soft skills such as communication, social intelligence and collaboration are essential to success in business. However, the true worth of these abilities is often overlooked in favor of more easily quantifiable skills such as typing, writing, and mathematics. Whilst all skills are certainly beneficial on both an individual and business level, the consistent undervaluing of soft skills is a subject which needs further discussion.  …

Never stop working on your soft skills

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Soft skills should always be a work in progress. Skills such as communication, teamwork, collaboration and social intelligence are things we improve on throughout our lives, with experience gained in both our personal lives and work lives only furthering our abilities….