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The Soft Power Podcast


Nov 11, 2020

Thoughts create things, therefore, if you dread making connections with colleagues, you'll receive a lukewarm reception in return. The ability to keep up with the speed and rate of change in the current economy and marketplace may be more dependent on people skills than on technical or hard skills that may lose their relevancy over time.

People skills are so crucial to success, it's hard to imagine how people skim over them. Not only must you know the right thing to do or say, but you must also be prepared to use the skills through forethought.

Unlike technical skills that may only be relevant to a single company or industry—or even just for a specific period of time—people skills have lifetime value. Communicating well never goes out of style and is desirable 100-percent of the time. 

Because people skills are universally useful, they can help you make a smooth transition from one interaction to the next, regardless of the level or hierarchy.

Take a closer look at the increasing value of people skills. Then determine if can you really afford not to invest in them.

 

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