What are soft skills?
Interpersonal skills are the things we are good at – our strengths, our abilities, and our qualities.
These types of skills can be abilities we are born with, our natural talents, or things we develop through our experiences and approved practices. Whether it is an innate ability or a sophisticated ability, knowledge of our interpersonal skills is very useful in both our personal and professional lives.
A skill is the ability to do something good, a certain competence or proficiency. Skills are usually acquired or developed through experiences and face-to-face training, and can require continuous effort. Therefore, soft skills are simply those skills that you possess and think about your strengths.
_ You can categorize soft skills in two ways:
Soft and hard interpersonal skills.
Soft skills are general and intangible qualities or traits we possess that enhance our interactions with others. It can be related to our attitude, personality, emotions, habits, communication style, and social morals.The successful development of interpersonal skills occurs as we interact with others (family, friends, and co-workers) and are fundamental to how well we build and manage our relationships.
In contrast, hard skills are more specific and often associated with a task or activity, and most of the time they are job-related. It includes specific abilities and knowledge about an area of focus and can be easily measured and evaluated. Often learned through education, training and on-the-job experience, challenging skills can include computer literacy, project management, editing, or mastery of a foreign language.These types of skills make us employable and allow us to tackle our job responsibilities.Soft and hard skills complement each other and form an arsenal of soft skills that demonstrate our capabilities.
Here are some of what you will need to develop the qualities you need to be a “model” leader.
1. Courage.”The real change is happening outside of our comfort zone,” says Brügmann. So when you feel fear, instead of giving in to it, strategically move forward in the desired direction.
2_ emotional intelligence:Emotional intelligence is said to account for 58 percent of performance in all types of jobs, and 83 percent of those with high self-awareness are top performers.
3_ Self-care.Many of us neglect to take care of our physical selves, especially when leading a company or team and that’s a big mistake.
4_ determination”Be a goal seeker! Recommit to your goal often and constantly think about your commitment to reaching that vision.” The more committed you are, the more likely it is that your vision will come true.
5_Flexibility at work:The ability to perform several jobs at the same time, where flexibility is beneficial in work shifts, or when working on different times.
6- Communication and interaction skills: These are the skills that help to interact and communicate with other people, and they are people who agree with those around them at work, they are people who work well within the team.
7_ Critical Thinking: It is to have the ability to solve the problems that stand in its way by using analysis and critical thinking.
What are Personal Skills? – Definition, Development & ExamplesStudy. ComChapter 9 / Lesson 18 Transcript
10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders ApartLeadership skills that worked in the past won’t carry you into the future.BY MINDA ZETLIN
Dr. Tarif Shawky, “Developing Interpersonal Relationship Management Skills”