Soft Skills Are Hard

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Soft Skills Are Hard

  1. 1. 1 Soft Skills are Hard @steveportigal
  2. 2. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style We help companies discover and act on new insights about their customers and themselves Portigal
  3. 3. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style Resources, presentations and to purchase http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/interviewing-users/
  4. 4. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleFormat Oh. I thought you said “floor mat” • Introductory thoughts • Breakout activity #1 • Breakout activity #2 • Next steps/Q&A
  5. 5. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style
  6. 6. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style
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  8. 8. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style
  9. 9. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://wrd.cm/1oYDjcl
  10. 10. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://bit.ly/1omZ2gl
  11. 11. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://1.usa.gov/1mzIuy7 • Communication • Enthusiasm & Attitude • Teamwork • Networking • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking • Professionalism
  12. 12. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://wp.me/ppfEs-5Ao
  13. 13. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://bit.ly/1nBTnzq
  14. 14. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style http://nyti.ms/1nM1EBA
  15. 15. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleNoticing Noticing the noticing sensation Things that make you go “Hmm” Your attention is grabbed You stop what you are doing Laugh/point/cringe Furrow brow in confusion Whut tha…?
  16. 16. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleListening Interpersonally, we’re trained to hear the breath signals that it’s our turn to talk. This is not really listening. F I NISHED
  17. 17. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleListening Yes! Not so much.
  18. 18. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  19. 19. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  20. 20. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  21. 21. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  22. 22. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  23. 23. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleObserving Cultural Context
  24. 24. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleWordsmithing
  25. 25. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleDrawing
  26. 26. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleDrawing
  27. 27. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleDrawing The more ways you have to work out ideas (alone or with others), the more impactful you will be. Moving a pen on paper will to engage your brain (and your audience’s brain) in a different way than moving a mouse or typing on a keyboard.
  28. 28. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title styleEven more Synthesizing/Pattern-matching Embracing pop culture Disengaging Storytelling Persuasion Tolerance for ambiguity
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  30. 30. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style Groups of 2-3. Work using sticky notes. Think about your own palette of soft skills. 1. Each person identifies an essential soft skill – where you know basically how you would develop that skill for yourself. 2. Each person identifies an essential soft skill – where you have no clue how you would develop that skill for yourself. Post ‘em up! #softskill
  31. 31. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style Now, think about skills you want to see in your community. Think more about nurturing than imparting knowledge. 1. Each person identifies an essential soft skill – where you know how you would help them develop that skill. 2. Each person identifies an essential soft skill – where you have no clue how you would help them to develop that skill. Post ‘em up! #softskill
  32. 32. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style For you For others Easy or known Hard or unknown
  33. 33. Soft Skills for Design and Innovation ‹#› Portigal Click to edit Master title style Portigal Consulting www.portigal.com @steveportigal steve@portigal.com +1-415-894-2001 Thank you!

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