Blend hard and soft skills to fast-track a management career

  • M.S Rao
  • Human Resource Management International Digest, October 2013, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/hrmid-10-2013-0079

Soft skills, Hard Skills, Career Development

What is it about?

Connects hard and soft skills with left and right-brain respectively. Distinguishes between book-smart and street-smart. Argues that leaders with hard and soft skills are more likely to enjoy career success and to achieve organizational excellence. Demonstrates how leaders with soft skills along with hard skills handle knowledge workers who crave partnership rather than traditional command-and-control management.

Why is it important?

Highlights the importance of top people in an organization having both hard and soft skills.

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