Soft skills like leadership, decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, communication, creativity and presentation skills are essential for entrepreneurial success and for maximizing human capital in any enterprise. When balanced with a good management team and an effective human resource management system, soft skills provide a way to get the highest return on the investment in terms of human capital. While professional skills may open the door of opportunity, soft skills keep you in the driver’s seat. We offer our Top 15 list of items that an entrepreneur should focus on
What Are Soft Skills?
There are two types of skills that a job seeker and worker should have – hard and soft skills. Hard skills refer to your expertise in your work field. The job market and employers are consistently searching for such skills. Consequently, individuals take a lot of time to develop them to boost their competitiveness.Your hard skills will get you an interview and subsequently a job too. But what is required to keep that job? This is where soft skills come in. Soft skills are broader and arguably much more critical than hard skills. They are your personal attributes which determine how well you get along with people, your career prospective and overall job performance. Some of the principle soft skills include:
- Problem solving
- Time management
- Self confidence
- Common sense
- Sense of humor
Time Management (Life Management)
Working Smarter to Enhance Productivity
“We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.