Soft Skills that Make or Break Your Success By Assegid Habtewold
12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others
Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center revealed, “85% of job success comes from having well‐developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills).” Unfortunately, many professionals over depend on their technical skills; thus, neglect to develop their soft skills proactively and in turn pay dire prices individually and cause havoc in their organizations. Common complaints such as high turnover, conflict, lack of synergy, and low productivity many of today’s organizations experience come down to their people’s lack of certain soft skills.
This book is based on the story of a successful professional who was promoted to lead a multimillion dollar project because of his superb technical skills. Unfortunately, due to lack of certain soft skills, problems started to prop up where he couldn’t get along with his peers, and lead his team members. He almost got fired by his immediate boss from leading the project until the CEO of the company negotiated a deal that required him a) to attend a three-part Soft Skills Development program, and b) to work with a mentor in order to continue lead the project. The book narrates how the problem began, the negotiations, and the main discussion points of the 12 mentoring sessions.
The 12 soft skills that are covered in this book are industry and culture neutral. In whichever industry and country you may belong, they enable you to achieve extraordinary results in your personal life, career, and business. The book contains great insights, tools, and processes that empower you to develop the 12 soft skills that make or break your life, relationships, career, or business.
Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries on themes that are covered in this book. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He has already written two books on leadership. He frequently blogs and facilitates workshops on the 12 soft skills discussed in this book.