Soft skills are currently valued within the job market today, even more than just having professional skills. It's the reason why at Lectera, we pay a tremendous amount of attention to them. Are you currently developing your soft skills? Would you like to discover how much you really do know about them, or whether you realise the importance of using "soft skills"? Well, let's take a look! And let's attempt to figure out which of the following statements are true or false.
Emotional intelligence allows you to manipulate people
Emotional intelligence is the ability to properly understand and control one's own emotions and other peoples. Having this skill makes it easier to interact with people rather than bring them under your control. This skill gives you more empathy and makes you a better communicator, not a manipulator. You are becoming very pleasant to deal with!
You are born a leader and can't suddenly become one
You can learn and develop all the qualities of a true leader in the Lectera course "Leadership Thinking: How to Achieve Ambitious Goals". With this course, you will learn how to deal effectively with failure, set the right goals, take care of yourself, be productive and think like a winner. In other words, you will develop a real leadership character!
The "pomodoro" (tomato) technique is a time management skill
It’s a remarkably effective time management technique! It is based upon the premise that you only focus on one task for about 15-20 minutes and then give yourself a three-minute break. It's effective! It enables you to focus on things quickly and complete your tasks on time. It's beneficial for people who have problems with procrastination.
Storytelling is the ability to tell stories
Storytelling is a wonderful way to make contact, to sell, and persuade! A story always evokes an emotional response; hence, why it's helpful in influencing your audience for whatever purpose. Anyone who can tell a good story rules the world (and the market). Would you like to make your stories even better? Try our course "Storytelling for business: Earn More with Stories".
You can only cope with stress by taking medication
You can (and should!) be able to cope with stress yourself! There are many methods, both mental and physical, including meditation. You can learn 40 Plus strategies with our course "Stress Management - 40 Techniques: How to Change Your Life for the Better". After all, it is difficult not to be stressed when building a career, especially when you live in a city. Happily, resilience to stress can be developed, so let’s do it!
Anybody can be persuaded (even the most challenging individuals!)
Negotiating skills is crucial in today’s world. Indeed, no matter how stubborn and adamant a person may be, you can convince anyone. All you have to do is to correctly identify their interests and needs. To do it easily, upgrade your soft skills. Hint: well-developed emotional intelligence would come especially in handy here!
Self-learning is not a skill
Self-learning allows you to continuously develop new skills throughout your life. It implies the ability to plan your schedule, prioritise, monitor your progress and much, much more. Gaining a high level of self-learning skills means you can learn without taking a break from your job and without needless stress. Isn’t it a key to a brilliant career and the harmony of spirit?
Soft skills are essential not just for your career but for your personal life too
Soft skills are indispensable when you must quickly get on with a new acquaintance, avoid a family scandal, or persuade a business partner to make a profitable deal. Soft skills are universal since they determine precisely how effective you will be at applying your professional and technical knowledge into your own life.