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10 Top Soft Skills to Learn in Business Skills Training

In today's competitive industry, technical skills alone aren't enough to guarantee success. Employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of soft skills—personal attributes that enable individuals to work harmoniously with others and navigate the complexities of the modern workplace. Business skills training has become invaluable in helping professionals develop these essential soft skills. Read on for more on soft skills, plus a list of 10 top soft skills you can master to boost your career.

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The Horse and The Water: Information vs Knowledge in Project Management

There is a saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Such a simple phrase can encompass many scenarios in life, both personally and professionally. This idiom was originally meant to convey a stubborn person who is unwilling to take advice. I admit I have sometimes been that horse.

But as a trained project manager, I must say that lately this saying has been playing in my head even more frequently because of recent changes to the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) curriculum. The concepts of “Information Management” and “Knowledge Management” have been added since the 6th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide. I think many people gloss over these additions as “just more things to manage” or “just more things to memorize for the certification exam.” However, to me, it speaks volumes to the most underlying issue that plagues all projects in every industry all around the world, and that is: information is essentially worthless until it is transferred into knowledge.

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What Does A Manager Do?

If you're a skilled problem solver, you're a people person, and you're deadline and detail-oriented, you may be wondering—what does a manager do? Managers today spend their time analyzing how best to ensure their department improves the top and bottom lines of a company. Managers delegate tasks and responsibilities, create reports and presentations, and collaborate with other departments to achieve goals. They must be effective communicators, coaches, and lifelong learners.

Companies from almost every industry need managers to execute their business processes and projects and these management roles are often much less technical than the positions they manage. This is great news if you're looking for a new job because managerial skills can qualify you for a wide variety of positions. Read this blog to determine whether you could apply your skills to a rewarding career as a Management Professional.

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