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Soft Skills, Sports And Academia With Brad Mahon

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • June 2, 2022
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Brad Mahon, the Dean of the Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University. Diana and Brad begin by questioning the use of the word soft in soft skills and whether another word to describe these skills is even necessary. They also discuss how people leaders can use the relationship between empathy and authority to make their conversations as impactful and comprehensive as they can be. Lastly, they talk about the significance of every person’s role on a team and how each of these roles is an interconnected and interdependent part of the whole team.

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. How have you created teamwork during your career so far?

Visit The Soft Skills Group to explore all our workshops to help you and your team in all aspects of communication.

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.