Our soft skills enable us to effectively and harmoniously interact with other people and become good leaders in all aspects of our lives. However, when we fail to interact well with other people, we may very well trigger a negative perception of who we are and what we can do. When we are perceived negatively throughout our professional lives, we risk losing credibility and the chance to seize substantial opportunities. But, when we can recognize the extent of, refine, and correctly display our soft skills, we enable ourselves to develop critical relationships. We also accomplish important career objectives, effectively lead people, execute complex projects, and more.
You may be asking yourself, “What are my soft skills”? Well, soft skills are innate to your personality and aren't usually part of the formal education curriculum. According to the responses from a global survey involving a combination of 700 executives, influencers, project managers, board advisors, trainers, and investors, 82% deemed five soft skills as most critical to one’s success in business. Those soft skills are emotional intelligence, influence, negotiation, consulting, and conflict resolution.
InCHARGE LEADERSHIP COACHING™ includes a series of five complete courses designed to coach you into a more versatile, balanced, and practical leader. Focusing on your five core soft skills will positively impact your functional and financial value throughout every phase of your corporate and entrepreneurial journey. As a result of completing each course, you'll walk away with valuable lessons and an arsenal of tools to use when navigating complex business matrices.
The goal is to provide you with a world-class virtual learning experience. Therefore, all courses are privately facilitated 1-on-1 and allow you to communicate with the coach in real-time. Once you've completed a course curriculum, you will also receive a recording of that entire course for future reference.
Heighten your ability to properly manage perception by understanding your own emotions and the emotions of others. Recognize how each person's evaluation of themselves and others can form immediate and long-term judgments. Mastering Emotional Intelligence (EQ) will better equip you to intercept your audience's perceptions and manage your authenticity in all settings. Not only will you know how to bring your best and most genuine self into different spaces. You will also understand how to appropriately adapt according to the situation and realize which parts of your personality to reveal, when to do so, and to whom.
Your ability to be seen as a charismatic, knowledgeable, and capable human being by colleagues, potential lenders or investors, and clients are what you need to power your success. It would also help increase your level of visibility throughout the corporate matrixes and entrepreneurial spaces you serve. Unlike any other leadership trait, developing your ability to influence the way an individual or group values your input is a powerful tool. It is undoubtedly one to employ in all avenues of your personal and business life. By learning the formula of influence, you will reap the benefits of moving forward in your career faster, more effectively, and efficiently. By demonstrating the ability to get involved in and ahead of critical decisions, you will lead teams by encouraging them to achieve common goals and execute projects seamlessly.
From the start of a business conversation until the last word, you have to position yourself to either extend or receive an offer. Whether you've come to the table as a candidate, consultant, employer, or investor, it is your responsibility to express your own needs and wants or those on behalf of a business you represent. The key is to do it without being overly demanding or by giving away too much. A good negotiator knows how to foster the outcomes of a fair yet intended and acceptable offer for whatever is being sold or bought. In any case, once you master the art of negotiation, you'll be prepared for business negotiations while maintaining a solid poker face and know how to close with power on your side.
Create significant value as a W2 employee or 1099 contractor or third-party vendor. Become the top-tier consultant known for your exceptional ability to create a world-class service experience from engagement to close while leading small to enterprise-level projects. You'll also become more adaptable to different scenarios, whether you're employed full-time, navigating a layoff, or venturing into entrepreneurship.
When there is more than one person involved in anything, conflict is inevitable. It can be pretty detrimental to your career success. Whatever disagreements may stem from in your place of business, when you understand and implement the steps necessary to settle disputes successfully, you become an invaluable resource to everyone. Your level of communicative diplomacy, efficiency, and effectiveness in mediating and resolving the matter will not only elevate your company's bottom-line through productivity. It will provide support for preventing problems, advancing change, solving problems, creating healthier and more rewarding professional relationships, and developing personal growth and insight.