Sunday, 23 April 2017

Dear Human Being, with love from your Soft Skills


Dear Human Being,

The solutions to many of the challenges you face are just like the iceberg in the above postcard - underneath the surface. They're hidden in your subconscious, not yet known but wanting and waiting to be seen and understood.

To help enable you to bring the very solutions you're searching for into your conscious awareness we've written a series of postcards to you. They're available as a toolkit and are entitled Dear Human Being, with love from your Soft Skills.

For instance Change Management went on a bit of a busman's holiday, and sent you a picture of a stick in the mud, Rapport sent you yet another picture of the sky, and Feelings had an exciting time at the enchanted Forest near Pitlochry and sent you this postcard.
We hope you'll agree that, whilst potentially unconventional, they're a very effective means of providing different perspectives to skills that are often taken for granted, ignored or even abused!

We certainly hope you'll enjoy reading what we got up to on our holidays, and what insight we shared with you to help you develop your use of us more fully.


With Love from your Soft Skills

To buy the toolkit for personal use please see the right hand side of the screen, or follow this link where you'll also find out more about bespoke versions of the Soft Skills Toolkit that can be developed to meet organisational or professional needs. (The original variant entitled Dear Procurement, with love from your soft skills can be purchased here, and other postcards may be found on the Purchasing Coach blog. Today there was a postcard sent from Change Management, and tomorrow Emotions gets a look in. There's also a post on how to use the post cards to develop your Soft Skills here).

Do get in touch if you'd like costs and rights to reproduce for organisational use

There's also a few vlogs that relate to soft skills that were inspired by nature.

© Alison Smith 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Can't see the wood for the Trees

When we're stuck or lost or even simply a little low its so easy to focus on the trees and forget to pay attention to any of the clues around us that might assist us in finding a route out.

Here's two examples of where to look when you can't see the wood for the trees - which apply to real life as much as they do to a walk in the woods.

Alison Smith
Unlocking your potential using unconventional tools