I have been working on soft skills (soft or transversal competences) for more than 10 years. I did my doctoral thesis about them. However, the relevant point for you is that professional practice has taught me to apply them to myself and in my education/business setting. I transmit all this accumulated experience by means of:
If intend to train with me, you must know that I believe in enjoyment and learning at the same time is possible, rigour must not be confused with rigidity, and humour in life is essential. I am in love with what is useful and practical, and I am married to science!
So how about us training?
These are some of the questions that my students and customers most frequently ask me. If in doubt and you can’t find an answer here, contact me. It will be a pleasure answering it!
They are those skills that allow us to be good citizens and also good professionals.
«The integral set of knowledge, aptitudes (skills, competences), attitudes and values that facilitates effectively and efficiently performing an (individual-group) task or activity».
Rodríguez et al. (2018)
Yes, and they are also forgotten. Which of these two situations do you find yourself in? Learning or forgetting?
Communication, decision making, teamwork, skills in intra- and interpersonal relations, the capacity to adapt to new situations and creativity.
It is impossible to know this exactly. Everyone is different. Those students who spend a couple of hours a day practicing tend to note good results after the first week and feed reasonably satisfied after 1 month.
Of course you can. If you are willing to make mistakes, enjoyment is the final reward. Remember that all speakers were bad speakers to begin with.
Most people speak better than they actually believe and worse than they actually can. The challenge lies in knowing suitable techniques and starting to experiment. As Mark Twain said: «there are two types of speakers: those who get nervous and those who are liars». Which of these two groups are you in?
That which allows you to transmit well, enjoy doing so and feeling happier.
Not at all. If you are introvert, you will have to go somewhat further internally, that’s all.
Yes, somewhere between the age of 110 and 115 years.
That is not something I would recommend. I would work in compatibility blocks (between 2 and 4 competences together). Wanting to understand soft skills separately is like wanting to understand a love letter by analysing the biochemical composition of the ink it is written in. Besides, please tell me: could you work on the teamwork competence without the problem-solving or communication competence?