Dec 3, 2020
Seriously, why do people keep referring to speaking and
communicating as "soft"? It's crucial and critical but we
talk about them as soft.
Dennis is a leading expert in the construction industry with
more than 30 years of experience. he's the author of the highly
praised book "Soft As Steel" which focuses on the vital importance
of developing and valuing soft skills.
He has dedicated himself to providing business leaders in all
industries with the tools to be successful, not just in business,
but in life and relationships. He is an inspirational speaker with
humor dynamic energy motivates his audience to take action and make
a change. Let our guest Dennis Doran share how
speaking and communication can become Soft As Steel.
- [03:45] Dennis walks us through his colorful
journey in the construction industry.
- [04:56] How did Dennis make the transition
from a very left-brained industry (accounting) into soft skills and
- [07:28] We get an insight on Dennis' thoughts
as to why soft skills are critical yet it seems to be downplayed in
the corporate space.
- [09:12] "Soft skills are not really skills".
What are they then?
- [11:59] What should parents and teachers need
to do to develop soft skills of individuals before they get into
- [14:45] Do leaders need to unlearn some of the
things that that have gotten them to the point where soft skills
- [16:35] Dennis lists down a few tools and
resources focusing on the importance of soft skills (see Resources
for more details).
- [19:47] Dennis shares with us his vision for
his book, "Soft As Steel".
- [23:03] What is the greatest takeaway from
from the book?
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Soft as Steel: Leadership Qualities to Grow Relationships and
Succeed in Business and Life by Dennis Doran;
- Dennis Doran's website;
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck;
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean
Stop Calling Them Soft Skills (Medium article) by Robert
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