Economic opportunities with soft skills
As a leadership strategist, I help leaders grow through the development of the
soft skills that are in demand in our job market today.
One way you, as a leader, moves from success to significance is that you become adept in
leveraging the balance between hard and soft skills every day.
Discerning the dynamic balance of these two skill sets provides the right questions for you as you pursue your desired goals AND empower changes in people’s lives! I call this dynamic balance the significance framework:
Hard skills + Soft skills = Significant Leadership
Research of David Deming, Harvard professor, economist and premier analyst in skill development reveals that there is a decline of cognitive skills in predicting labor-market wage success while the economic importance of noncognitive skills has increased. Another way of saying this is that the job market, the supply and demand of labor, has demonstrated that soft skills are now predicting wage success over hard skills. Deming goes on to say that the share of US employment has grown at a faster rate for those professional jobs that rely on analytical and interpersonal interaction.
Here are some questions for self-reflection and discussion:
Thank you for joining me on the Art of Leadership. I help leaders who are seeking a fresh perspective to growth and development!