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General Soft Skill Resources

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6 Easy Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence Every Boss Should Know,  Step "1. Take a hard look at your strengths and weaknesses."  Online assessments of behaviors, skills, and motivators can help. (Inc., 3 minutes)


First Things First: People skills may be truest keys to success Google, the ultimate tech company, values soft skills more than STEM skills. (Times Free Press, 3 minutes)


1 in 3 IT Professionals Is Looking for a New Job: Spiceworks  "Seventy percent of respondents also said they're looking to leave their jobs in order to advance their skills."  Developing soft skills will improve employee effectiveness AND lead to increased retention. (PC Magazine, 3 minutes)


6 Skills Cyber Security Professionals Should Possess  Cyber security roles require diverse soft skills, in addition to technical skills.  No wonder many jobs sit empty. (MultiBrief, 3 minutes)


HR's Hard Challenge: When Employees Lack Soft Skills   " ... MANAGERS who incorporate a range of SOFT TALENTS into their leadership approach can INCREASE their team’s PERFORMANCE by as much as 30 percent." (SHRM, 11 minutes)


7 Hot IT Career Trends -- and 7 Going Cold Three of the IT trends deal with SOFT SKILLS -- (1) The increased need for soft skills, (2) need for leadership skills, and (3) an unfortunate lack of support and ability to improve needed soft skills. (CIO, 10 minutes)


Survey Says: Soft Skills Highly Valued by Security Team  Which specific soft skills are required within your IT organization?  How do your employees match up?  Every organization is different. (Tripwire, 4 minutes)


Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It  "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy." (Inc., 3 minutes) 


Why you should hire emotionally intelligent employees "Imagine how different your hiring process could be if you looked for applicants with high EI as thoroughly as you do hard skills like experience." (Inc, 3 minutes)


Books


Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (Daniel Goleman)  The book that started a lot of discussions about the role of soft skills in personal and business success.


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