Human skills

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Patience. Compassion. Forgiveness. Kindness. Generosity.

These skills are often seen as soft or weak, but in reality they are the hardest to learn and only the strong possess them.

These are not soft skills. These are skills for life. These are human skills. They force us to take a good look at our actions and behaviours and ask ourselves if they are helping us be the people we want to be.

Because we don’t just do these things to be good humans for others, they are as much for ourselves and our own well-being.

We spend less energy being patient than frustrated.

We gain more understanding being compassionate than intolerant.

We feel less pain forgiving than being angry.

Our lives are brighter, happier and filled with more potential being kind and generous than callous.

Don’t take the easy way out – do the hard work on the soft skills. You’ll be glad you did.

A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.

  1. What are some other “human skills”?

  2. Why are they difficult to develop and implement?

  3. What can you do to practice these skills more often?