What Top Soft Skills Are Employers Looking For In 2020

According to a recent article posted on LinkedIn Talent Blog – “The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020”  Emotional Intelligence ranks in the top 5 soft skills.

When looking for new candidates organizations are looking for individuals with higher emotional intelligence

While hard skills are usually very specific to a person’s role in their company, the top soft skills — creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, emotional intelligence — are needed to be successful in nearly any role.

New to the list this year, emotional intelligence has different meanings to different people. But Daniel Goleman, author of the 1995 best-seller Emotional Intelligence, has pointed to a mix of self-awareness, self-regulation, social skill, empathy, and motivation. Others cite the ability to recognize emotions, your own and those of others, and to use emotional information as fuel for productive thinking and behavior

Why Is This So Important?

Because leaders with a higher level of Emotional Intelligence are better at Leading, Motivating, Inspiring and Developing more Effective & Productive Working Team!

The key benefits of raising the level of Emotional & Relational Intelligence are – increased Team Trust, Collaboration, Creativity, Productivity, Effectiveness, and Morale…

Not to mentioned, the cost of workplace conflicts dramatically reduces when Emotional Intelligence is properly developed, especially at the leadership level.

Learning to understand the “Why” – the motives driving the behaviours or actions in a discussion or situation is imperative, and it’s an extremely valuable skill. 

Learning how to apply strengths more effectively and develop a greater understanding of what happens when these same strengths, which are intended for good, are misapplied or overused, is priceless! 

Ricardo Camara

Many organizations spend thousands and thousands of dollars in working relationship issues each year – Cost of Conflict. However, this can simply be resolved if an Emotional Intelligence Development Program is implemented for both the leadership and team members.

If you are looking to implement positive changes in your business in 2020, and you’ve realized that developing these Soft Skills is imperative to the future of your organization – Let me know.

I specialize in helping business leaders reduce the cost of conflict and increase profitability by getting to the heart of their communication and relationship issues – Raising The Level Of Emotional Intelligence!

Schedule a free Leadership Trust Call© now and let’s chat!

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