Some people call them soft
Soft, mushy, eradicating, menting away, unreliable, un-supportive.
Yea, we don’t have time to invest in creativity, it’s soft
We didn’t put the budget in for Coaching practices, they’re not the core
But they’re hardcore, hard to master hard as a hammer when you have them,
Ass steel-wood, they mature slowly, through life expectencies, and ordeals
They’s not something you’ll take a coursera or mindvalley for to master, but they’re hard work step-by step through workshops and mentoring and core understanding
It’s not that you can’t learn them, of course you can! But it’ll take time and nurturing. And work.
Hardcore desicion work
They don’t ware out, they don’t outdate
You can have a manager dumb as a bell with anything to do with tech abilities, but when they’re full of CORE skills, they’re the guys you want.
Hard as steel wrapped in soft skin
So what are soft skills?
Yea, that would be all the tech stuff
Java, C++, QA, Nuclear Physics
Compared to CORE skills they’re easier to master (just put in the time and effort), constant changing in trends and evolvement of profession, waring out through time
They’re just not in your CORE.
Java isn’t core, it’s external knowledge
Elementor isn’t carved in stone in your heart, it’s a tool that changes with the wind and
Neglect them for 3 months… 3 years… 30 years and puff… they’re blown out, eradicated, worn, dissolved, outdated, forgotten, neglected…UNIMPORTANT!
Creativity will solder inside your guts as hard steel
Mentoring ability will break roots in your heart as a sequoia tree
Facilitation ability will hard-rock in your mind even after years of sole working
Human understanding will grow as hard oak
Java will not help you at home, at the bus station, at the battle field, changing work, growing as a manager, with your grandchild.
An ability to small-talk and understand the reachout of another soul will
Java is SOFT
Social ability is HARD-CORE
Get the CORE SKILLS straight and everything can grow on them
Learn time management, learn creativity, learn desicion making, and your PHD in Nuclear Physics will grow as grape vine on rock and soil
Learn Mentoring and Communication skills and your managerial skills will thrive as moss on hard wood
So – first step is adoption and adapting the language:
They’re NOT soft skills, they’re CORE-SKILLS
So what are the 18 CORE SKILLS we’ve identified in Ajimeh?
- Team Work
- Mentoring Ability
- Adaptation and Flexibility
- Conflict Management
- Openness & Vaulnerability
- Deep Listening
- Trust Worthiness
- Humor & Playfulness
- Problem Solving
- Critical thinking
- Pursuasion & Negotiation
- Time Management and Focus
- Long-Term Thinking
By: Boaz Fine
Imagination Executive/ Agile Coach / Graphic Facilitator / Partner in Ajimeh
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