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Soft Skills Are Harder Than Hard Skills With Lianne Picot

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • July 18, 2022
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In this episode, we are joined by Lianne Picot, the CEO & Co-Founder of the Leadership Makerspace®, a free online learning community that helps current and aspiring women leaders build their confidence, competencies, and courage as leaders. Diana and Lianne begin by evaluating the term soft skills and whether another term is more appropriate or even necessary. They continue the discussion by examining how some individuals can flex their non-soft skills to their own detriment. Lastly, they talk about how leadership can be successful when based on trust and how that trust is an ongoing interpersonal set of behaviours and choices that inform our relationships.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. Do you use the term soft skills? If yes, why? If not, what do you use and why?
  2. When have you seen others flex their non-soft skills to their own detriment?
  3. What does success leading others look like to you?

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Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Diana Kawarsky is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc. She is a senior training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Diana is a Certified Coaching Professional (CCP) working one-on-one, in-person and remotely, building individual success skills. She also holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the author of two well-reviewed books: Soft Skills Volume 1 and The Soft Cs. In 2021 Diana attained the rank of #26 in Global Gurus’ “Top 30” in the Communication category. Top 30 Gurus, in their respective categories, are the “Cream of the Crop”, the World’s Top 30 most influential Professionals Speakers, Trainers and Consultants in their areas.