In a world run by algorithms and governed by metrics, it can be easy to lose sight of the soft skills that help us to shape and guide our employees. Soft skills relate more to your behaviours, ways of thinking, personal characteristics and cognitive skills. Teamwork, people skills, communication, problem-solving and, of course, leadership, are all soft skills. They are also all difficult to measure.
Soft skills might not be the skills that got you where you are, but they are the skills that will elevate you above the leadership pack as long as you approach them from a place of practicality.
Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment Solutions.