Soft Skills of Success

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Soft Skills of Success

  1. 1. The “Soft” Skills of Success Strategies to Get Hired, Stay Hired and Get Promoted
  2. 2. Thee Job Phases 1. Potential 2. Momentum 3. Harvest Your value changes throughout any job
  3. 3. Plateaued “Job” Cycle 2 Years – 5 Years 100+ % Proficiency In Assigned Tasks Management & Professional Jobs
  4. 4. Sustainers  Hard Work  Education  Technical Skills  Merit Is Its Own Reward  Do It On Their Own  Fair World Mentality
  5. 5. Ideal “Job” Cycle 2 Years – 5 Years 100+ % Proficiency In Assigned Tasks 20% Developing Proficiency I n Unassigned Tasks Management & Professional Jobs
  6. 6. Use the 20/80 Principle  Exceeding “Job” Expectations May Not Be a “High Value” Activity  80% of Time on the “Expected”  Determine “High Value” Areas  20% of Time on “High Value” Areas  Add Value In Ways That Get Noticed
  7. 7. Differentiate Your Performance  Study How Value is Really Created  Triage Your Activities  Leverage Relationships  Opportunity Comes to Those Perceived as Wanting It.
  8. 8. Achievers  Work Hard  Negotiated World Mentality  Use Non-technical Skills  Give without expectation  Actively Seek Recognition
  9. 9. Career Competencies  Experience Doing  Risk Linking  Show Belonging  Exhibit Specializing  Catapulting  Magnify Accomplishing
  10. 10. The Seven Habits Don’t Gamble With Your Future 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin With The End In Mind 3. Put First Things First 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen The Saw
  11. 11. Interpersonal Skills  Thank-you Notes  Recognition  Help Others  Give Credit
  12. 12. Emotional Intelligence “The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.” Daniel Goleman
  13. 13. EQ Competencies  Self-awareness  Self-regulation What is  Motivation your EQ?  Empathy  Social Skills
  14. 14. What We Know About IQ  Predicts Grades In School  Does Not Predict Success In Life  Predicts 6% of Job Success  Peaks In Late Teens  Is Static  Culture Bound
  15. 15. What We Know About EQ  80% of a Managers Success Is Related to EQ  Overall 67% of Abilities Essential for Success Relate to EQ  The Primary De-railer of Top Executives Is a Lack of Impulse Control  EQ Skills Can Be Learned At Any Age
  16. 16. Two Minds In One Body IQ: Thinks EQ: Feels Intellectual capability, 90% of the difference knowledge, and between outstanding technical expertise and average leaders is are threshold related to EQ. competencies. EQ is two times as important as IQ and technical expertise combined.
  17. 17. EQ and Technical Success “Computer programmers in the top 10% of EQ competency develop effective software three times faster than those with lower EQ skills.” Hay Group Why?
  18. 18. Sources Citrin, James and Smith, Richard. The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers. New Your: Crown Business, 2003 Covey, Stephen. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York, Simon & Schuster 1989 Goleman, Daniel. Working With Emotional Intelligence. New York. Bantam Books. 1998 Scheele, Adele. Skills for Success. William Marrow and Company, 1981
  19. 19. That’s All Folks!!

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