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Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
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Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
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Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
READ MORE

Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
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INSIGHT

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
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MEDIA

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
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INTERVIEWS

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
READ MORE

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
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INSIGHT

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
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MEDIA

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
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INTERVIEWS

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
READ MORE

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
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INSIGHT

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
READ MORE
MEDIA

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
GO TO ARTICLE
INTERVIEWS

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
READ MORE

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
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INSIGHT

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
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MEDIA

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
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SPOTLIGHT

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
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MEDIA

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
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INSIGHT

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
READ MORE
MEDIA

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
GO TO ARTICLE
INTERVIEWS

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
READ MORE

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
READ MORE
MEDIA

Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
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SPOTLIGHT

Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
READ MORE

Why are Soft Skills the Hard Skills

Jun 2022
Anthony Hayward
The misnomer of the term Soft Skills has been getting a lot of attention lately with Susan David, Matt Sigelman, Tze Chin Ong and Jaanvi (JC) Chawra joining Simon Sinek in questioning the term. Digital transformation has accelerated this view since organizations globally are recognizing that the biggest challenge to Digitalization and business Transformation is not technology but how to develop human behaviors, skills and mindset critical to making change actually happen.
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
READ MORE
MEDIA

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
GO TO ARTICLE
SPOTLIGHT

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
READ MORE

Do you know where your $23Bn is going?

Mar 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Companies spent more than $23Bn in 2021 on behavioural skill development, a sum on track to double by 2027 as demand increases for teams to be skilled in high-performance traits such as critical thinking, collaboration and agility. This is real money. But what are the real ROI metrics that companies are turning a blind eye to?
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
READ MORE
MEDIA

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
GO TO ARTICLE
SPOTLIGHT

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
READ MORE

Engineers: Advantage Women

Jan 2022
Shoba Purushothaman
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a top 3 global IT services company announced this January that more than 200,000 of its 500,000 headcount is female. TCS is not the only Indian IT services company ramping up its female engineering bench strength. Women make up 34% of the total IT workforce in India (versus 25% in the U.S.). India’s IT industry contributes more than 7% to GDP, employs more than 4 million in India, and is actively expanding local hires in 80 countries. What do India’s IT giants know about the skills women engineers offer that others can learn? 
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
READ MORE
MEDIA

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
GO TO ARTICLE
SPOTLIGHT

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
READ MORE

How Learning Drives Transformation

Sep 2021
In 2019, fresh from cost cuts, divestments and consolidation, Tata Tele, the enterprise telco business of India’s Tata Group, began a ‘build back better’ strategy, targeting 63 million small & medium enterprises in India that are digitizing at record clip. Central to plans was developing its workforce to emerge from downsizing to demonstrating a growth mindset of winners. 
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
READ MORE
MEDIA

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
GO TO ARTICLE
SPOTLIGHT

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
READ MORE

How to say NO when NO is the right answer

Aug 2021
Anthony Hayward
Simone Biles has set a powerful example of having the courage to say No when No was clearly the right answer. In the business arena many people find it difficult to say no. That is why the practical training we give people in our GBS course of How To Say No without using the word No is so popular.
GO TO NEWSLETTER
INSIGHT

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
READ MORE
MEDIA

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
GO TO ARTICLE
SPOTLIGHT

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
READ MORE

Why are we called HARDSKILLS when we teach Soft Skills?

Feb 2021
We’ve always thought the term “soft skills” was a misnomer given how important these skills really are. Now more than ever! The ability to Actively Listen in virtual meetings, without the cues from body language or eye contact. To Focus and minimize distractions so important work can get done. To Plan so you can be Agile. To be able to use Time more Effectively than ever before. And, to be Self-Aware to understand how to Balance.
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