To develop soft skills in the workplace, start with knowing yourself better. Heightened self-awareness is the foundation for all other soft skills and satisfying leadership. Get to know your core values, strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes.
Positive journaling at work can help to develop and reinforce your emotional intelligence and soft skills especially if it focuses on successful navigation through relational challenges. Write down the efforts you make, read them and reflect.
There is immense uncovered potential in playing from a position of weakness at work. It's from this place that we can be curious, open-minded and interested in input from others. Start by identifying one of your weaknesses and see what happens.
What is your emotional intelligence? There is no written test that will accurately assess your EQ, as with IQ. If you want to know, ask the people around you at work what they think. Don't limit your sample to your friends-include adversaries.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.