Managing The Essential Soft Skills Within You

by Sunanda K. Chavan on Saturday 30 April 2011, 3:48 PM | Category: Soft skills in Marketing | View: 6170 views


Soft skills is a sociological term relating to a person's "EQ", the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relationships with other people. Soft skills complement hard skills, which are the occupational requirements of a job and many other activities.

Behavioral training experts say there are several soft skills are required in these circumstances.

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team spirit
  • Social grace
  • Business etiquette
  • Negotiation skills
  • Behavioral traits such as attitude, motivation and time management
  • Math.
  • Safety.
  • Courtesy.
  • Honesty.
  • Grammar.
  • Reliability.
  • Flexibility.
  • Team skills.
  • Eye contact.
  • Cooperation.
  • Adaptability.
  • Follow rules.
  • Self-directed.
  • Good attitude.
  • Writing skills.
  • Driver's license.
  • Dependability.
  • Advanced math.
  • Conflict management
  • Presentation
  • Convincing
  • Mentoring
  • Team work
  • Team building
  • Consensus building
  • Conducting meetings
  • Leading
  • Motivating others
  •  Controlling
  • Safety
  • Stress management
  • Self-supervising.
  • Good references.
  • Being drug free. 
  • Good attendance.
  • Personal energy.
  • Work experience.
  • Ability to measure.
  • Personal integrity.
  • Good work history.
  • Positive work ethic.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Motivational skills.
  • Valuing education. 
  • Personal chemistry.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Common sense. 
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of fractions.
  • Reporting to work on time.
  • Use of rulers and calculators.
  • Good personal appearance.
  • Wanting to do a good job.
  • Basic spelling and grammar.
  • Reading and comprehension.
  • Ability to follow regulations.
  • Willingness to be accountable.
  • Ability to fill out a job application.
  • Ability to make production quotas.
  • Basic manufacturing skills training.
  • Awareness of how business works.
  •  Staying on the job until it is finished.
  •  Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Willingness to work second and third shifts.
  • Caring about seeing the company succeed.
  • Understanding what the world is all about.
  • Ability to listen and document what you have heard.
  • Commitment to continued training and learning.
  • Willingness to take instruction and responsibility.
  • Ability to relate to coworkers in a close environment.
  • Not expecting to become a supervisor in the first six months.
  • Willingness to be a good worker and go beyond the traditional eight-hour day.
  • Communication skills with public, fellow employees, supervisors, and customers.
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People skills
  • Problem solving
  • Social skill
  • Team work

The relevance of soft skills is known to all there is a range of less-measurable skills that are just as important to workplace success. Known as 'soft' skills, these include attitudes, behaviors and interpersonal skills.  The list of soft skills is already provided above and if you wanna read the Magic of Soft skills read it here


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