The Hard Truth About Soft Skills by Peggy Klaus
Soft Skills for Succeeding in a Hard Wor

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What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work!

Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to:

manage your workloadhandle the criticsdevelop and promote your personal brandnavigate office politicslead the troopsand much more!

Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style—straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages—from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives—this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.


About Peggy Klaus

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Peggy Klaus trains professionals worldwide at leading companies that include Credit Suisse, Disney, UNICEF, and Kaiser Permanente. Author of BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It, she is regularly featured in a wide range of media including the Today Show, 20/20, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and O Magazine. Klaus has lectured at Harvard; the University of California, Berkeley; and Wharton. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 207 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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When I tell people what I do, people say, “You teach those warm and fuzzy skills.” I say, “What is so warm and fuzzy about how to deal with a colleague who steals credit, pitching an investor for his multimillion dollar portfolio or inspiring and motivating people after your company has laid off...

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