HARD TRUTH. ABOUT. SOFT SKILLS. Workplace Lessons Smart People. Wish They'd Learned Sooner. PEGGY KLAUS with JANE ROHMAN and MOLLY. WORKPLACE LESSONS SMART PEOPLE WISH THEY'D LEARNED SOONER. By Peggy Klaus. What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but can make. The Hard Truth About Soft Skills book. Read 58 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little resp.
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Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. The Hard Truth About Soft Skills and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. The Hard Truth About “Soft Skills”. By Pete Humes [email protected] Mar 18, There's a crisis in the Hampton Roads economy that has nothing. What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work!Fortune co.
In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum.
She shows how to:. Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style--straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages--from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives--this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.
Knowing yourself is as important as knowing how to do the job. There's no such thing as work-life balance, only trade-offs. Learn when to stick and when to shift or the details will hang you. When you can't deliver, don't say yes Whining is for kids Books are judged by their covers and the same is true for you.
You don't need to be everyone's best friend-that's what dogs are for. Your greatest tormentor might prove to be your greatest teacher. Know where to draw the line between self-improvement and self-destruction. You're only as good as your last movie, so keep your brags fresh.
Avoid being a know-it-all, say-it-all, control-it-all kind of boss. You're the boss, stupid, that's why they hang on your every word. Years of loyalty can work against you.
Listen to your gut--it's full of data. No risks, no rewards. Get out of your own way.
Learn the honest truth about integrity. You have to be good to be lucky. A few years ago, an HR executive at a Fortune company said to me, "Peggy, I can't believe how many people believe their bosses wake up in the morning thinking, 'Gee, let's see what I can do for you today.
Chances are, nobody will ever care about your career more than you do--except for, well, maybe your parents or spouse. This means you must take responsibility for managing your own career--don't even think about leaving it to anyone else.
I'm not saying that those around you at work aren't interested in helping you succeed. But their focus is mainly on themselves--their own projects, trajectory, and careers. And similarly, your focus should remain squarely on you. Even when you don't work for yourself, managing your own career means wearing the many hats of an entrepreneur.
Start thinking like the CEO, marketing manager, sales force, HR director, head of product design, and talent coordinator of your own company--a company of one, which is you.
Why is it so important that you take the reins when it comes to career management? First, gone are the days of job security. Mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, and international competition have done away with that. Fortune coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go.
It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum.
She shows how to:. Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style—straightforward, humorous, and motivating.
Perfect for readers at all professional stages—from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives—this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level. The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It sees future professional growth dependent upon identifying and correcting self-sabotaging interpersonal behavior. Klaus illustrates each behavior's professional importance with stories from her work as a career coach.
These soft skills run the gamut from handling critics including one's own internal critic to bragging. Her practical advice is delivered in the conversational style of a one-on-one session with a personal coach.
The learn-by-example counsel may be helpful for those entering such situations as annual performance reviews—whether giving or receiving them—and public speaking.
The volume is recommended for those who are in need of a more personable approach to rising up professionally. All rights reserved. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? She shows how to: Read more Read less.
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Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. This book is literally a compilation of story after story of very specific situations.
I have never read a book with so many anecdotes. In my opinion, the author would have been much more effective if she would have instead came up with about a dozen or so core concepts for the book - things you could really hang your hat on - and speak to those in her own words.
Stories are good, but too many and they become an annoyance. I'm starting to get into writing myself and I've found that the 1 reason consultants write books is to establish themselves as "thought leaders" in a specific area. What this means is that many times people are writing books when they don't really have anything to say. If they can get enough friends to give the book 5-star reviews, BAM!
There were a few statements made by the author that I'll file away for later use, but overall I wouldn't have missed out on much if I would have skipped the read altogether.
I recommend this book for those who are just starting their careers. If you don't know already, soft skills are critical to anyone's career success.
Without it, your opportunities will be limited. The book is about career management more than just soft skills.
This book goes over all the how to manage your career. The company will not do that for you. Some of the soft skills covered are basic such as communication and listening, and how to deal with politics, your boss, and your enemies. I wouldn't say there are breakthrough ideas in this book.
But just a good solid coverage of the basics. You need to apply the concepts in this book on a regular basis, and that's when the real learning happens. Anecdote after anecdote, with almost no actual content. Plus, the occasional cringe-inducing passages, such as some about the differences between men and women in the workplace. Not worth the time. Great book! I highly recommend this book to everyone who is entering leadership or currently a new leader in any organization.
I liked the book so much, I wrote personal notes that applied to my situation all in the margins. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Although the advice is mostly obvious, it is presented in a way that makes sense.
Examples are concise and the author gets to the point quickly. The book is structured well and doesn't get too tiring to read. It's true this is not for people who need the extra help with problematic situations at work. It doesn't even offer a lot of career advice. How we should conduct ourselves in general.
Picked up a couple great points that I probably know but need to put into practice. Quick and worth the read. A little over simplistic. But good for reference.
A must read for anyone who wants to have a good life, great relationships, and polish up their professional skills. This is a quick read that provided me with so many useful tips and ideas.
I own an electronic copy, as well as a couple of paperback copies--one for the office and one for home. I have also given copies to colleagues who are seeking help with climbing the ladder.
I think this would be a perfect gift for new college graduates. See all 57 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This item: Set up a giveaway.