Let’s Stop Calling Them Soft Skills
The term “soft skills” in the workplace implies that they are somehow less important. Seth Godin, in arguing for their connection to success, wants to rename them as “real skills” and has broken them into five large categories:
1) Self Control — Once you’ve decided that something is important, are you able to persist in doing it?
2) Productivity — Are you able to use your insights and your commitment to actually move things forward?
3) Wisdom — Have you learned things that are difficult to glean from a textbook or a manual?
4) Perception — Do you have the experience and the practice to see the world clearly?
5) Influence — Have you developed the skills needed to persuade others to take action?
Learn more at Medium (7 minutes).