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The Secret Sauce for Surviving Office Drama with Keren Castelli

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • January 29, 2024
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In this podcast episode of the Soft Skills Salon, host Diana Kawarsky has a conversation with change management expert Keren Castelli about the critical role of soft skills in the workplace, especially during the pandemic-induced shift to remote work. They discuss the misperceptions of soft skills as less valuable than hard skills and advocate for terms like “emotional quotient” to represent their importance better. Keren shares her strategies for promoting empathy and understanding during change, such as welcoming resistance and using affirmations to resolve conflicts. The episode emphasizes the significance of empathy, listening, and open communication in change management and conflict resolution.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. How do you compare pre-Covid soft skills to moving beyond Covid soft skills at work?
  2. Do you use the term soft skills? Why or why not?

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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.