Tag - soft skills

Soft skills are harder than they seem

Soft skills are harder than they seem I am often asked about getting things done in government. After years of leading Human Resources programs in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, I have been fortunate enough to have some significant successes. I have also had my share of failures. People who are in the early or middle stages of their careers are the ones who most often ask how I go about getting things done, particularly when big changes [...]

Stress Management – 5 Ways to Leave Your Work Stress at Work

Stress Management - 5 Ways to Leave Your Work Stress at Work. C.J. BURTON/GETTY IMAGES Stress Management Techniques Firaz was recently appointed CEO of a $1 billion company where he had held various roles over the past nine years. He had coveted this position for two years, but, now that he had it, Firaz was far from happy. Work was stressful in a number of ways. He felt overwhelmed by the responsibility of managing the executive leadership team, particularly because they were his peers not [...]