How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
You take the yellow line to 57th st in Manhattan with the rest of NYC….unless you practice, practice, practice. Then you get there in a limo while your entourage fights off the paparazzi!
You don’t need a Google search to tell you that powerful soft skills (executive presence, emotional intelligence, influencing, interpersonal effectiveness, etc.) can plug holes in your bottom line:
-increase employee productivity and happiness while decreasing turnover
-make meetings shorter and more concise with less follow-up time
-manage global teams more effectively
-increase ease of onboarding
-decrease pushback in any change management strategies
-develop client relationships made to last an built to refer
To me, that sounds like more money in the bank.
Sadly, many soft skills courses are loaded with gobbledygook, pseudo-science, and theories with no mention of HOW a theory should be applied in an actionable and concrete fashion. Lots to think about, but very little to practice, practice, practice.
Theory without action is my nemesis. Theory without action is why I founded Red Leaf.
No matter what kind of coaching session I offer, I’m always seeking to support “what you should do” theory with a practical “how you can do it” concrete, repeatable, practically benchmarkable, practice strategies, making soft skills as concrete as possible. So you can practice, practice, practice.
Since 1991 I have been partnering with companies in a myriad of industries all over the world to plug the holes in their bottom line. If you have a sneaking suspicion that your soft skills are leaking, I’d love to partner with you as well!