I surveyed over 200 "Tech-Adjacent" people -project managers, business liaisons, and executives- on the difference between good technologists and the BEST they ever worked with. The results were surprising...
The Difference Between Good and Great
TECH SKILLS ARE NOT THE DIFFERENCE-MAker
...not one respondent mentioned technical knowledge as the difference between good technologists and the BEST they've ever worked with.
We all spend more time and effort honing our technical skills- and too little energy developing the skills that will actually make us great.
We've GOT TO CHANGE OUR HABITS
It's Time to Reconsider Soft Skills
Don't just take it from me - here's what experts say:
"In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding." -Daniel Goleman
"Skills are important but when I look for very senior employees, I always prioritize EQ (Emotional Intelligence) over hard skills." -Gary Vaynerchuk
"Let’s call them real skills, not soft...Real because they work, because they’re at the heart of what we need to do today...Real skills can’t replace vocational skills, of course not. What they can do is amplify the things you’ve already been measuring." -Seth Godin
Soft Skills are just as IMPORTANT as Tech Skills
✓ Get the Job You Really Want
✓ Increase Your Value
✓ Become Indispensable
✓ Better Understand Your Customers
✓ Work Together and Eliminate Silos
✓ Deliver Stability and Reliability
By Technologists for Technologists
I'm here to help you - it's what I do.
Elevaros was founded by me, Ken Broeren.
I'm a 25-year veteran of the Information Technology industry. I've sharpened my mentoring, coaching, and training skills working in a variety of capacities: systems engineer, network operations center manager, tech instructor, and technology consultant.
Let's get you where you want to go!
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