In this Soft Skills Salon podcast episode, Diana Kawarsky speaks with leadership speaker and coach Stephen “Shed” Shedletzky about soft skills and leadership. Shed emphasizes the importance of teaching and helping others to succeed in leadership roles, promoting from within, and building solid relationships through empathy. The conversation also touches on the difference between leadership and management, the importance of safe and effective use of self in building trust with others, and the need for deliberate courage to step into discomfort. Shed and Diana conclude that recognizing patterns and being open to feedback can lead to growth and success in leadership.
Today’s Selected Questions
- What does success leading others look like to you?
- Where have you seen or experienced empathy in your career?
- Do you use the term soft skills? If yes, why? And if not, why not?
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