• Podcast 11: The Debate about Project Management as a Soft Skill

    Project management is not always considered a soft skill. Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss its role as a soft skill and discuss the criticism. What Project Management Is Bob Graham '1:06': We should probably start out first off with defining what project management is and
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  • Podcast 10: How Perseverance or Persistence Helps Entrepreneurs, Organizations

    Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss perseverance or persistence, and why it plays a critical role in group dynamics. Introduction Graham '0:21': Welcome to Episode 10 of Serious Soft Skills. I'm Bob Graham and with me as always, at least so far, is Dr. Tobin Porterfield. We
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  • Podcast 9: How Empathy Builds Trust, Teams

      Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss empathy, a soft skill that everyone can benefit from, but it's a soft skill that is poorly understood and often overlooked.  Introduction Graham '0:24': Welcome to Episode 9 of Serious Soft Skills. I'm Bob Graham and with me as always, at
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  • Podcast 8: Soft Skills That Guide Organizational Change, Vision

    Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham look at the soft skills that guide an organization and its culture toward change and a shared vision.   Bob Graham ('0:00'): Coming up, we're going to talk about the list of soft skills that play the most prominent role in organizations and
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  • Podcast 7: Group Soft Skills That Help Lead Teams, Fuel Innovation

    Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham talk about specific soft skills that fuel innovation and guide you when you are working in a group. Bob Graham ('0:00'): Coming up, we're going to talk about some specific soft skills that guide you when you are working in a group. That and more in
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  • Podcast 6: Nexus Soft Skills Backing One-On-One Interactions

    Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss the soft skills necessary to foster good one-on-one communications. Bob Graham '0:00': Coming we're going to talk about the specific soft skills that can make or break your discussion with another person. That and more in just a few
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  • Podcast 5: The First Step To Improve Your Soft Skills

    Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham take a deeper dive into one of the key areas of soft skills: Individual soft skills. We’re also going to talk about how best to get moving toward improving your soft skills. Bob Graham ‘0:00’:  Coming up, we’re going to take a deeper dive into one of the
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  • Podcast 4: New Soft Skills Research Revealed

    Hosts Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham share some cutting-edge research on soft skills we obtained from a survey of almost 500 business people. They further dig into results among various groups, including people seeking jobs, workers without leadership roles, mid-level managers,
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  • Podcast 3: The Most Important Soft Skill, Maybe

    Today we are going to look at arguably what is one of the most important soft skills, one that sets the stage for so many other soft skills to appear. Will you agree or disagree with our host? Bob Graham ‘0:00’: Coming up, we are going to look at arguably what is one of the most important soft
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  • Acting To Build Soft Skills

    Each summer more than 100 children of all ages come together to put together a summer production at a church located in Stewartstown, Pa. For more than 10 years, one or more of our nieces and nephews have been involved in this production, whether on stage, behind the scenes, in the orchestra,
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