EP007: Top Soft Skills for Future Leaders

What are the top soft skills that future leaders and managers need to succeed in today’s workplace? Many new managers aren’t equipped with the soft skills they need to lead a team. They’re usually promoted based on the level of technical skill they have, or the number of years of experiences they have.

Often, they’re thrown into the role of a leader, but they don’t know anything about how to lead a team. Many of those leaders have good technical skills, but they don’t have good people management skill.

This is where the breakdown occurs. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, I talk you through the top 5 soft skills that you need to know about if you want to succeed as a new leader.

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What you’ll learn in this episode

In this episode, I discuss:

  • How the world of work is changing with AI, and how people management skill is becoming increasingly important.
  • The top 5 soft skills you need to know about as an emerging leader.
  • Communication and its importance for leaders.
  • How collaboration and developing good relationships is becoming more important.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving as one of the top soft skills you need to know about.
  • How Emotional Intelligence is what separates great leaders from managers.
  • How change-agility is paramount in today’s business world.
Episode 007, The Leadership Pod, Top Soft Skills for Future Leaders
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About Kara

Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox