Recent research show that Soft Skills account for as much as 85% of an individual's success
That means that Hard Skills (IQ, job-specific training) only account for about 15%
Skills like a positive attitue and critical thinking are crucial in today's workplace
Soft Skills and "Emotional Intelligence" are the gateway to high levels of achievement
There are three reasons we are giving away this cheatsheet:
- WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFT SKILLS
We're passionate about soft skills. We've been preaching the importance of social/emotional learning long before it was cool (about 25 years). We think nothing is more important and we want to get the word out.
- WE KNOW HOW HARD SOFT SKILLS CAN BE TO IDENTIFY & QUANTIFY
You've probably met people who just have "it". They seem to get along with everyone, are always positive, and just get a lot done. But what exactly is it that makes them so successful? The answer: soft skills. Once you know what to look for, it becomes much easier to quantify.
- WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF POTENTIAL
We believe that everyone has the potential to do great work. Unlike IQ, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be acquired. Our mission is to help people reach their potential by developing and growing their soft skills, and, unless you know what those are, you can't improve.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. We won’t be asking you for a single dime. This cheatsheet is completely free.
WhO IS THIS FOR?
This cheatsheet isn’t for everyone. This cheatsheet focuses on the most sought-after soft skills in today's workplace. If your organization doesn't realize the importance of soft skills yet, you probably won't get much out of it.