11 flexible skills that will advance your career

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1. Healthy communication

  • Listen to your interlocutor without interrupting.
  • Positively talk to people.
  • Watch your body language.

2 The art of persuasion

  • Find out what is vital to the interlocutor or audience.
  • Create stories and fine examples that will resonate with those audiences.
  • Tell these stories and examples briefly and emotionally.

3. Negotiation skills

  • Listen carefully to the interlocutor.
  • Determine what the interlocutor wants.
  • Do not devalue yourself or the people you represent.
  • Offer solutions that benefit both parties.

4. Empathy

  • Show genuine interest in other people.
  • Evaluate situations from other people’s perspectives.
  • Acknowledge other people’s feelings.
  • Support, not judge, people.
  • Respectfully give your time and consideration to others.
  • Read Seven ways to increase empathy.

5. Learn the skill of making connections

  • Help others in any situation.
  • Seek common interests with others.
  • Offer something to someone first before asking for a favor or service.

6. A positive attitude

  • Don’t gossip.
  • Don’t complain.
  • Criticize in moderation.
  • Always speak well of other people.

7. Teamwork

  • Don’t take all the credit if you haven’t worked alone.
  • Celebrate the successes of others.
  • Give generous praise to your peers.

8. Conflict resolution skills

  • Avoid arguments and accusations.
  • Concentrate not on the problem but on solving it.
  • Do not hesitate to apologize if you have made a mistake.

9 Emotional intelligence

10. Time management

  • Learn how to prioritize.
  • Learn to delegate tasks.
  • Learn to say no.

11. A sound work ethic

  • Take responsibility for your work.
  • Show up to work and meetings on time, and don’t blow off deadlines.
  • Always keep your promises.
  • Never shift blame to others.

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