EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - those quantifiable qhardq skills on your resume that qvalidateq your suitability for a certain job or career - are important to achieving professional success. But the benefits of education and experience can be neutralized if not complemented by another, just as essential set - that of qsoftq skills. Soft skills are those that, when acquired and applied, influence attitude, behavior, and character in a positive way. They work synergistically with hard skills to create a powerful vehicle that moves you toward your goals. However, while hard skills are easily measured, soft skills are more difficult to assess and sometimes perceived as qopen to interpretationq - a common rationale used by those who tend to apply these skills on a qsliding scale.q In Living Well Working Smart, authors Sue Mackey and Laura Tonkin remove any ambiguity surrounding the validity and application of soft skills. For each soft skill they cite - forty-one in all, ranging froopportunities for participants to learn, practice, and integrate essential skills. 3. Use the Living Well, Working Smart Manual as a guide for incorporating life- and soft-skills training into your companya#39;s existing professional training programs.
|Title||:||Living Well, Working Smart|
|Author||:||Sue Mackey, Laura Tonkin|
|Publisher||:||Danforth Book Distribution - 2005-08-01|