People Skills in Technical Professions, Why?
by Kate Nasser |
I found two people-skills articles online that popped in stark contrast — People-Skills Are the New Black discussing people-skills in healthcare and 10 Stupid User Stories, The Madness Persists which overlooks the importance of people-skills in technical support.
As one technical profession — healthcare — is embracing the critical importance and value of people-skills, (aka soft or interpersonal skills) others may be holding on to decades old thinking that technical prowess alone is enough.
Nonetheless, many people in technical professions — healthcare, engineering, science, technology, finance, and even law — want to know:
What do people-skills contribute to the end result?
People-skills are the pathway for end results. They are the catalytic force for understanding, influence, trust, decisions, and actions.
Without them, you are left to reach success without this energy and with the drag that poor people-skills create.
Combine people-skills with your exceptional expertise and soar in your technical career. The double focus does takes effort, learning, and commitment yet the return is great.
From my experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach
“I teach technical professionals how to interact with non-technical co-workers and customers for collaborative success.”
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Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach, is a former techie (BS Mathematics) turned people-skills guru with a natural intuition about people. Her consultations, workshops, and coaching transform your occupational focus into business success with service and teamwork. From inspiration to action, Kate will help you fill the gaps of diversity with business wins. See this site for workshop info and customer results.