soft skills

What Will You Teach?

There’s an abundance of teaching the hard skills…calculus, spreadsheets, present value analysis, vocabulary, coding and so on. On the flip side there’s not nearly enough effort put into the essential skills of leading, engagement, empathy, collaboration, persuasion, generosity, kindness and respect.

Successful people have mastered the people skills as well as the technical ones. In the world of ever increasing connectivity, the separator, the reason they are so effective as leaders of change is due to their competency in working with other people, their ability to engage, persuade and connect. It’s no longer just because they have the highest engineering IQ.

Everyone is a teacher at some point. What will you choose to teach? And most importantly, what do you need to learn to teach it?