You NEED Soft Skills to Succeed! Forget Everything You Learned in College.
Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center revealed, 85% of job success comes from having well-develop soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills). WOW! Think about that. Everything you’ve learned in college (unless you were involved in a STEM programs) will make a minor contribution to your career success! How much soft skills training did you get in college?
Dr. Habtewold will help catch you up on the critical soft skills you will need to launch and lead a successful career. He will share the following themes/strategies/ideas to help you launch and lead a successful career.
- Know yourself very well. The more you know who you’re, your passion, strengths, and limitations, the more you become clear about what you want in life. This in turn gives you the advantage to choose the right career. At this stage in your life, you need self-awareness more than anything else. It’s your strong foundation. You cannot get along with and lead others without first having personal mastery and the beginning of self-mastery is increasing self awareness.Your personal growth is your competitive advantage not only to succeed in launching your career successfully but also to remain climbing the corporate ladder and ultimately unleash your greatness.
- Communicate like a pro. You need a holistic communication competence to succeed in any field. You need to communicate 360 degree to get along with others. Your ability to communicate with your peers and superiors makes a huge difference. This is especiallyimportant in this era where you work with diverse people from different backgrounds, cultures, age groups, gender, and so on.
- JNegotiate for win-win deals. Unlike in the past, you’re required to engage with others on a consistent basis. Whether with your superiors, peers, or team members, your ability to negotiate for win-win deals separates you from the crowd. In order to get what you want and advance in your career, you should excel in your negotiations. Negotiation is a skill you can develop and fine tune. The more you succeed in negotiating for win-win deals, the more others enjoy engaging and partnering with you. This is especially key to get along and lead others successfully.
You will learn how to master your own situations, proven techniques to get along with others, and how to lead a team. Your soft skills will affect how fast you advance your career and move toward responsibilities that turn you on!
Presenter: Dr. Assegid W. Habtewold
Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He was the president of the largest university students’ union back home in his native country, Ethiopia. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He wrote four books including Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success, and The Highest Level of Greatness. Assegid is also the Host of a TV show ‘Pick Yourself Up’, which airs on Channel 16 (https://www.mmctv.org/programs/pick-yourself-up/). He frequently blogs on themes such as soft skills and leadership at www.successpws.com
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