Responding to Guidance and Direction

React vs Respond These two words are the difference between a thoughtful positive attitude and a reactive negative attitude. When someone offers guidance and direction to you, you need to respond. This means that you think about it, use reason to find a solution and take the appropriate action. When [...]

Doing Your Best

Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude A key component of attitude is learning to do your best no matter what the task requires, if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well. Doing your best is an attitude. Excellence is a learned habit that is not [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

[Video] Keeping Your Focus

    Being able to maintain focus may be one of the hardest soft skills to matter. It seems like it actually gets harder every day also. With smartphones, smartwatches and most jobs requiring computers, opportunities for distraction are everywhere! Being able to focus will make you a more efficient [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Keeping Your Focus

Instead of worrying about what you cannot change, focus on what you can change - YOUR ATTITUDE Attitude is the most basic success skill of them all. If you don’t like your current set of circumstances if you focus on maintaining a positive attitude your circumstances will change. You become [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

[Video] Organization in the Workplace

    Organization is crucial to meeting deadlines, keeping track of important documents, and keeping your work station clutter free. In this video, a manager needs an important document quickly. Listen to their conversation. After watching the video think about the following things; What happened to cause the employee to [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Corporate, Education, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

6 Rules for Improving Your Attitude

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms-To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor E. Frankl Viktor Frankl was forced to labor in the German concentration camps of World War II. His job was [...]

[Video] Active Listening

    Have you ever heard somebody say “You hear me, but you’re not listening.” This cliche actually has a lot of truth. It’s easy to hear somebody, but how do you actually listen? The difference between the two is that one is passive and the other one is active. [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

[Video] Trust and Communication

    Trust is central to every interaction we have as human beings. The level of trust you want in these interactions can vary. Think of how much confidence you invest in your best friend when you share a secret with him or her. Compare that to how much trust [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

The Three Types of Soft Skills

For years the discussion on soft skills has focused on such skills as attitude, communication, planning and organizing, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, professionalism, teamwork and the appropriate use of media. While these soft skills are critical success skills, they are not all encompassing. In reality, these skills represent only part [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Corporate, Education, Soft Skills|1 Comment

Soft Skills are Awesome: 5 Tips for Having a Positive Attitude at Work

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal: nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude - Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of this great nation.  He was also the author of the Declaration of [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Corporate, Education, Soft Skills|0 Comments