Soft skills: what are we talking about?Posted: 12/04/2014 | |
A short post about so called soft skills. People call “soft skill” what they want.
I read around the strangest, usually subjective, definitions, in articles and forums. They are related to something regarding relations and communication or politically correct ability to interconnect. Let’s call things with their name.
Everything that is not technicalities could be that. But I wonder how someone who is in charge of any responsibilities or management or business authority, could be only “hard” skilled. Education and holistic approach are necessary as soon as you are outside a single minded approach to hyper operative roles. This need is proportional to responsibilities as well.
Many people think that business means selling and working means to adapt to the herd or the pack, and leadership means to be without “authorithy” (horror!) but a point of “inspiration”. This is because of lack of education and of social brainwashing.
To be a gentleman and to know what we are talking about is a rare quality today, some may say, but this is the core meaning of “soft skills”.