• Why You Need to Invest More in Soft Skills

    Why were you hired for your last job, or what made you hire someone? Impressive training, accomplishments, and certifications? They may not have factored in as much as you think. Flip a coin. Heads you get hired based on your ‘hard’ skills (accounting, marketing, programming); tails it’s your ‘soft’ skills (boundary enforcement, communication, emotional intelligence, etc.). Think the odds are wrong? You're right—50% for soft skills is too low. You Need More Soft Skills In a 2018 LinkedIn s…

  • The Importance of Absolute Responsibility

    Power is the ability to achieve intended results. No matter what you want in life (better health, improved relationships, more free time, a better job, or upgraded finances) they all require increasing your power. And the single best way to do that is to take absolute responsibility. Period. So many of us are filled with excuses. If you’re late to work, you blame traffic rather than admit you didn’t leave early enough. If you’re not making enough money, you blame the economy or lack of opport…


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