While your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what open most of the doors to come. Your work ethic, your attitude, your communication skills, your emotional intelligence and a whole host of other personal attributes are the soft skills that are crucial for career success.
With these soft skills you can excel as a leader. Problem solving, delegating, motivating, and team building are all much easier if you have good soft skills. Knowing how to get along with people – and displaying a positive attitude – are crucial for success.
The problem is, the importance of these soft skills is often undervalued, and there is far less training provided for them than hard skills. For some reason, organizations seem to expect people know how to behave on the job. They tend to assume that everyone knows and understands the importance of being on time, taking initiative, being friendly, and producing high quality work.
People with strong communication skills can build relationships and vary their communication to suit the circumstances
Ability to make decisions is the key to getting on in life
People who are self-motivated do not need close supervision and they are good to work with
As a leader, you need to be able to clearly and succinctly explain to your employees everything from organisation goals to specific tasks
Learn the Priority Matrix, understand the differences between "Urgent" and "Important"