Softer skills matter

Soft skills matter – 85%.

As the graph below shows, soft skills have a tremendous impact on the success of personal career building (Harvard University).

soft-skills-pyramid

Startups are often founded and managed by people with excellent hard skills. Engineers, designers, and other specialists implementing their visions. Sometimes the lack of soft skills can destroy the dream as the team does not perform as it should.

If the CEO would focus more on soft skills it might have true impact on the way his management team works and thus directly to company performance.

It is all about people.

Emotional Intelligence EQ

This is a peculiar finding: people with average IQ’s outperform those with the highest IQ’s 70 % of the time!

Whatta…?

I thought the CEO must always be the best engineer in the team. Well, myth busted and there is room for a CEO with strong soft skills to motivate the team to excellence.

Soft skills are the best predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal and team excellence.

Emotional intelligence is the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.

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Open the link below and read more about emotional intelligence by Travis Bradberry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2014/01/09/emotional-intelligence/#609596143ecb

Source: Forbes.com/Travis Bradberry