Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with 'soft skills' perform better?

What do soft skills look like?

Social awareness; Capacity to embrace change; Emotion regulation; Patience; Perceptiveness; Persistence; Perseverance; Temperament to manage adversity; Growth mindset; Professionalism; Enthusiasm; Drive; Ambition; Stamina; Self-confidence; Stress management; Resilience; Forgive and forget; Cultural sensitivity etc. etc. ...

What are soft skills?

... are a collection of social, communication and self-management behaviours - often referred to as the 'Soft Skills' - increasingly becoming an essential part of the arsenal of hard skills needed by a construction and property workforce with a mind fit for the 21st century ...

What do soft skills do?

... these Soft Skills bring about inner strength and interpersonal effectiveness to enable professionals to better support and compliment the Hard Skills ...

Why do construction and property professionals need soft skills?

... it is no longer good enough to be highly trained in technical skills only and/or to have an impressive experience ... the addition of developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills helps exponentially professionals to better integrate and collaborate with co-workers and to integrate with the team to make a world of difference in the outcomes ...

Why are soft skills so useful to have?

... these interpersonal and people skills crossover in every job description and every industry sector too ... Soft Skills are universal, transferable, portable and, will often enable the professional with the ability to see ways to adapt existing Hard Skills to meet new situations ...

How do you get soft skills?

... mastering Soft Skills is a lifetime journey that gets better with practice where each new situation and experience provides the opportunity to test soft skills and reach a greater level of competency ...

Where will construction and property professionals get soft skills?

ICM Director of Education and Training David Jones and Neville Gaunt, CEO Mind Fit and Chairman of YP2G have met to start exploring a unique partnership that will use Soft Skills for essential underlying support to the technical expertise of construction and property professionals.  Improved work ethic, attitude, communication skills, emotional intelligence and many other personal attributes makes the difference between average performance and exceptional project results ...

Neville's unique Mind Fit programme will change a can't do and/or won't do attitude to Can do ... his organisation has successfully developed a smart app programme 'YP2G' which is a systematic method of acquiring those soft skills and measuring the metrics ... ICM looks to incorporate that with its Competence Passport to create a unique resource for all professionals across the construction sector ~ commissioning clients will know they're appointing quality!

... Soft Skills are not precise science; there are no exams or degrees to prove accomplishment; and, the reality is that a person cannot learn and develop Soft Skills if there is aversion or resistance in changing one’s ways of doing things so, Neville's programme will develop ways to prevent behavioural waste ...

David Jones feels this unique approach will assist ICM to better understand sector needs and develop future meaningful CPD pathways for competent professionals ... without competent professionals having the appropriate level of soft skills, the question as to the likelihood of task failure and/or breakdown of team leadership and/or effective team participation to the team and its project is more likely to increase ?

 Ed.

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