• It’s Not The Work Pressure But the Loss of Control That Bothers Us

    Pressure is one of the realities in today's fast-paced business environment. To not be able to deal well with pressure is to practically guarantee you will be ineffective in performing your job. Today, we will discuss dealign with pressure and give some tips for handling pressure at
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  • 60: Why Cultivating Relationships is Vital to Any Success

    They it's not what you know, but who you know. We are going to discuss that theory and much more as we look at why relationships are at the core of all business these days and how our ability to manage them is paramount if we are going to be successful in practically any job. In today’s
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  • 59: How We Came to Lead The Soft Skills Revolution

    People ask us all the time how we got into soft skills so today, we’re going to explain how each of us came to this place and why we know soft skills are so important. All that and more in a few seconds. Cohosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss: Their individual paths
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  • 58: The Art of Dealing with Ambiguity

    58: The Art of Dealing with Ambiguity The world is changing faster and faster. What seemed clear yesterday may not be clear today and who knows what tomorrow will bring? Dealing with ambiguity is not just a soft skill but a necessity in today’s workplace. We will discuss dealing with
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  • Podcast 57: A Natural Curiosity Can Boost Your Value

    Natural curiosity or a willingness to learn is a powerful tool, building on the processes, software and techniques that you know are just the foundation for your success. Among the topics cohosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss are: How changes in the workplace
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  • Podcast 56: Why Accepting Criticism Is Difficult, but a Challenge Worth Overcoming

    Being unable to accept criticism can hurt our ability to advance in our careers, relationships and in life. We will discuss this complicated soft skill and give hints for delivering and responding to it better. Cohosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham talk about a number of important
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  • Podcast 55: How Can Employers Hire Without Focusing on Soft Skills?

    A Forbes.com article, How to Hire the Right People to Help Your Organization Success by Sally Percy, suggests that employers are undervaluing soft skills, which seems silly in this low-unemployment business climate. We will discuss the technical skills fixation and why it hurts employers in
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  • Podcast 54: Join Us in The Soft Skills Revolution

    In this episode we launch The Soft Skills Revolution. We discuss why it matters, what it means and how you can help. Among the topics cohosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss are: *Why the soft skills revolution must occur *How a successful revolution would change the
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  • Podcast 53: How Cobots and Robots Will Demand More Soft Skills

    Cobots, robots working collaborating with people to accomplish specific tasks like deep tissue massage, are a reality and they are going to change how we look at work. We will explore how soft skills will enable us to react effectively in this weeks' episode. Among the topics cohosts Dr.
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  • Podcast 52: Adapting to Change Through Podcasting

    We celebrate our first anniversary of the podcast with a celebration, with lessons learned, and even some hints of what’s in the pipeline for the podcast and soft skills on this week’s Serious Soft Skills podcast. Cohosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss the following:
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