The 21st century has witnessed an increasing growth in the importance of soft skills. When I initiated a soft skills trainings more than a decade ago, I gave it semblance to an iceberg, an example commonly cited to depict the importance of soft skills.. The tip of the iceberg can be seen as the hard or technical skills needed at any job but the base of the iceberg on which the entire structure rests is what can be seen as soft skills. Soft skills are personality traits and interpersonal skills that define a person’s relationship with others.
Having high technical competence can get you to the interview but what differentiates you from the rest of the candidates is having the right attitude because eventually it is very these very soft traits that can sustain you and enable you to progress in the long run. More and more initiatives are now being taken to incorporate the soft skills as part of school and college curriculum as it is believed that soft skills empower young people to make the right choices. Intangible and non-quantifiable yet most employers are looking for character skills more than ever. Machines can replace the need for technical know-how at any job. However, soft skills are irreplaceable
Non-technical aspects such as Appearance, communication, interaction with sensitivity, influence and persuasion, ability to coach, inspire and motivate along with traits like creativity, flexibility and teamwork are unique and stronger indicators of success than hard skills
My training portfolio encompasses a range of imperative Global Leadership Skills that have been deemed fundamental and are especially designed to meet the challenges of todays competitive work demands