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The Importance of “Soft Skills”

The Importance of “Soft Skills”

How important are “soft skills” in the workplace?

In Anthony Mersino’s book, Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, he identifies seven benefits of possessing and using soft skills; including developing relationships to support project success, avoiding emotional breakdowns, managing conflict, making better decisions, communicating more effectively, creating high morale, and casting a vision that attracts, inspires and motivates the project team.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (12851)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The More Things Change …

The More Things Change …

Everyone knows that change will happen. I guess we just need to remember that, so we won’t be so shocked and upset when it happens.

It seems that everyone wants “things to change” at work. Many are all too happy to complain about issues, management, or projects assigned to them. Yet, once “change” is announced fear is the first reaction.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13773)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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It’s All About Communication

It’s All About Communication

As a manager it is imperative that you are a good communicator. Often you are letting your team know what you need from them. Maybe you’re talking to clients and must convey what you can do for them. And, everyday you hear from colleagues, employees, even your own boss - and you must respond to them.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13624)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Is it Time to Make a Career Move?

Is it Time to Make a Career Move?

It’s actually a luxury to be in the position of choosing IF you should make a career move. This means you already have a job, and you have an opportunity being presented to you as well.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13484)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Staying Motivated at Work During the Holidays

Staying Motivated at Work During the Holidays

During this festive time of year our minds are often on parties, shopping, family visits, school vacations, and getting things done at home. It can be difficult to stay focused at the office, but of course, we need to get our jobs done! Here are a few ways to stay on top of things at work, plus they’ll help you feel more at ease about your work-life balance too.
Thursday, December 04, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13296)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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