Soft skills are interpersonal and intra-personal skills and they objectively refer to a term relating to a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient). This is a ‘package’ of skills related to personality development that including social skills, communication and language skills, interpersonal habits, assertiveness, friendliness and optimism that demonstrate the relationship with the other. Soft skills remain essential to any person who wants to demonstrate the maturity of thinking and responding to the people and situations. Soft skills are personal skills, which make a person more polished and more successful. Soft skills are part of interpersonal and intra-personal skills that play a crucial role in demonstrating the characterized relationship with the other. Soft skills differentiate a person from the other based on his/her interpersonal relationship within the group or outside of it. Behavioral experts say that there are many soft skills, which need to make our interaction with people or the environment friendly and productive. Another reason for training ourselves in soft skills is that they are not taught in schools or colleges to an extent comparable to the regular academic studies.
Soft Skills make you assertive in your approach to your peers or customers. Assertiveness can be defined as the ability to express yourself without being rude or aggressive. The fine-tuning of character is done with the soft skills. Soft skills enable the employee to focus on real time problems and challenges that he/she faces ordinarily at the work place. Soft skills are not those, which are in demand only in work places or with colleagues, or with bosses. It is not that as an employee with a dream to go up on your professional ladder, you should not be demonstrating your soft skills professionally in your workplace or with your peers and superiors.
Recognizing the individuality of the other and valuing their perspectives are important qualities of interpersonal relationship. However, it is also important to distinguish the difference between being assertively friendliness and submissive. It means, you should not permit the other to trample over you and crush your dignity. Strong interpersonal skills imply the ability to interact with confidence and soft skills make this possible for you in your life. This book is written keeping in mind the contemporary trend on soft skills and their importance in today’s world.
Title: Soft Skills - To be professionally proactive
Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: iland business pages (January, 2013)
Price: US$ 9,95
Available at Amazon (paperback and Kindle)
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