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Discussion on: It's Time. Let's Rename "Soft Skills"!

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Heather

Looks to me like these are "communication skills" - nothing new to technology fields. Why call it "core" - couldn't other skills be core to your job?

These look like communication.

  • verbal communication
  • written communication
  • influencing skills
  • empathy
  • personal skills
  • pitching
  • listening
  • delivering/accepting feedback

Measurements of these skills have been referred to as "emotional intelligence" - but again, we're talking about communication skills.

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Sam Jarman 👨🏼‍💻 Author

Yup, the skills are nothing to do with having a tech job. Communication is one. Empathy isn't really communication, its a bit different.

The taxonomy isn't the important thing in this post ;)