Executives, do you consider yourself to be an active or passive executive job seeker? While there’s no right or wrong answer, you might be surprised how putting in some effort today can make a big impact on your future career trajectory. Now’s the time to start leading yourself to your next opportunity.
How about that word math? Alright, let’s get to it.
From a young age we’re all taught that hard work and good grades represent the path to a successful life, while bad grades equal an unsuccessful life. FEAR isn’t the best long term motivator for anyone, especially children. And I know plenty of people I went to school with that received lousy grades and went on to become wildly successful while other classmates that received good grades experienced a “failure to launch.”
While this article is geared towards soft skills executives need in the modern workplace, I’d also argue that children would benefit from a mandatory Soft Skills 101 class prior to high school graduation. These soft skills influence how each of us works and interacts with other people. The positive impact to our children, our workforce, and our society will create irrefutable benefits to businesses around the corner, around the country, and around the world.
Below is a list and description of each pertinent soft skill. There’s a good chance you’ve already honed a few and a better chance that you recognize a few where there’s room for improvement. That’s okay. What’s important is that you’re open to learning about the skills and therefore about yourself.
Sometimes knowing what you need to know isn’t enough. Below are a few resources and solutions to put the skills above into practice.
Some of us are born with an innate ability to put soft skills into practice without much effort. Others will need some coaching, self-reflection, and education. While the bottom line remains the bottom line, it’s no longer enough to succeed as an ambitious executive. In today’s business world, soft skills will generate hard results for executives. A Swiss Army Knife isn’t simply a trusted friend to an individual, it makes a person ready for any situation. Soft skills in the business world represent your trusted friend, and they’ll make you ready for anything as well. My executive-focused platform, SucceedSmart, offers folks like yourself an opportunity to showcase how a combination of talents and soft skills create the future-ready leaders today’s top corporations and fast-paced startups need to flourish. Join today and enjoy access to executive job opportunities as well as an exclusive executive peer network where you can create lasting relationships.
All the best,
Founder & CEO, SucceedSmart