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soft skills for success

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Having technical skills is high priority in today’s workforce. But these days, employers are looking for people with more than just technical skills. Companies are even more interested in a candidate if they have “soft skills.”

What are soft skills? According to best-selling business author Bernard Marr, soft skills are perhaps even more important for a truly successful career.

“In fact,” says Marr, “there’s nothing soft at all about soft skills; they can be difficult to master, but if you do, you’ll be employable in practically any field. No matter what your industry, position, or current employment, the following seven skills are vital to success in any chosen field.

Here are his top seven:

  1. High EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient): Being able to relate and interact with others well.
  2. Communication Skills: Communicating clearly is vital to working with managers, teams, and clients.
  3. Decision Making: A decisive person is going to be desirable in any position, at any level. People tend to trust those who can make clear choices within key time frames.
  4. Integrity: Own your mistakes, do what you say you’ll do, and be willing to say “I don’t know” if you don’t know the answer to something. Integrity leads to trust.
  5. Drive: Have the initiative to go the extra mile.
  6. Focus: Stay on track to meet the team’s goals.
  7. Balance: Maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Read the full article on LinkedIn: The Ultimate Soft Skills Of Truly Successful People

Follow Bernard Marr on Twitter for more of his insights: @BernardMarr

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