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A hard look at soft skills

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Sometimes it’s worth taking a hard, honest and brutal look at our soft skills. As administrative professionals, we often worry more about keeping up our technical skills, while our interpersonal and self-management attributes end up on the lower rack of our administrative toolkit.

Peggy Klaus, in the book The Hard Truth About Soft Skills—Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They’d Learned Sooner, writes that “soft skills get very little respect, but can make or break your career.” Soft skills mastery can be the key to hard and fast success. Many administrative professionals from entry-level to the C-suite have stories about missed opportunities and derailed careers due to a shortfall or lack of awareness about their soft skills. Don’t be the last one to find out how you are doing. To stay competitive in today’s administrative market, it’s important to examine your soft skills.

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