Soft skills are a bunch of skills which complement "hard skills". Technical knowledge of any subject is considered hard skill. Common sense knowledge of anything is soft skill. Soft skills are also called corporate skills. Soft skills can be more useful and practical (than?/to whom?). Effective communication skill can be the most sought after skill by employers. Though "soft skills" are highly useful yet they seem not taught in school (direct/indirect?).
Soft skills are concerned with feelings, emotions, insights, gut-instinct and (some would say) an inner knowing. Because of they this do not lend themselves to be taught in the same way as "hard skills". Hence the association with EQ (Emotional Quotient) and EI (Emotional Intelligence) rather than with IQ.
Today we need more soft skills than our conventional bookish knowledge. Soft skills are the basic requirement of everybody. Here is a list of most common soft-skills:
- 1 Manners/Politeness/Friendliness
- 2 Team(work)
- 3 oral competence
- 4 Independence
- 5 diverse
- 6 see also
Maintaining a calm and friendly composure is as important as to making a worthwhile impression on others
Starting a conversation by a greeting, complement, social gesture and a simple comment about societal - relative topic like the weather and work your way up to other topics
Respect for others
Even though you are exposed to someone who you do not know well enough to give them respect it is necessary that you give them the respect they would expect irrespective to whether or not they deserve that. Sensitive and idealistic men are hard to impress if you don't restrain your political and religious views (or any other as a matter of fact) to your selves
Attitude is like an ice berg, the tip which is visible is the part that you show but actually the real attitude is within you.
Empathy and E.Q.
To be aware of one's own (short term) emotions and (long term) feelings and to be willing to examine those that get in the way of our relationships. The ability to tune into another's emotional state and to empathise with them, even if you don't share their views.
Patience definition, the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation.
The art of winning and wooing others
Sense of humour
Humour can be a disaster if you are not exceptionally good at it.
Teamwork is "work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole" .
Conflict management may be considered as one of the most valued ability of our personality. conflict management is seen as a process of resolving conflict or lessening it between two or more than people or groups. to be well conversant with conflict resolution we need to have indepth understanding of human behavior, good interpersonal skill, persuasive communication skill, patience and well control over our own mood, ability to be cool in trying situations. with all these we can be successful at conflict management.
Ability to lead others
The Ability to Lead Others Starts With The Ability to Know Yourself Great leadership is a skill rooted in authenticity and there are as many ways to be a great leader as there are people in the world. But before you can lead others, you must first be able to know, embrace and embody your true self. More vital than charisma and intelligence, the ability to empathize and willingness to serve have been shown to be required traits to build leadership acumen. In fact, research finds that oftentimes, charismatic leaders lack essential listening skills and therefore attract followers who are less willing to speak up. According to leadership expert and scholar Peter Drucker, the most common characteristic amongst great leaders is integrity. Integrity is the natural result of being authentic and fully yourself. Meaning, the best way to become an effective leader is to find congruence between what you think, say and do. That said, in order to become an effective leader you have to know who you are: your values, your strengths, what you stand for, why you stand for it, and what your ethics are. Then act on them.
Art of presentation
Ability to learn and update one's knowledge
Sense of responsibility
Loyalty towards the employer
Ability to act promptly
Computer and internet savvy
- Soft skills (Wikipedia)