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Soft Skills 4.0





Groundbreaking Soft Skills 4.0

empower you to create remarkable positive change in yourself, your organization and its business

Leader 360  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


Master of Business Synergies Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Skills 4.0: Focus on Soft Skills

In today’s rapidly changing dynamic markets, companies need an adaptable and flexible workforce in order to be ready to address potential skills gaps and talent shortages. It is mostly soft skills that are required to rise to the challenges brought on by the megatrends and rapid change in technology, business models, organizational designs, and customer needs.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) makes formal degrees (hard skills) comparatively less important, with personal skills (soft skills) becoming more critical. People need new Skills 4.0 not only to cope with rapid, relentless, unpredictable, an often transformational change, but to thrive in it and to create change themselves.

The new job marketplace calls to focus on capabilities instead of qualifications. Instead of looking for hard-skill professionals, companies look now more often for employees who are open to change.


Creative Dissatisfaction, Creativity,
critical thinking and
Problem Solving Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book emerged as the top skills required by industry.

At the top management level, the three top soft skills for businesses are complex problem-solving, coordinating with others, and managing people.


Employees need to be trained for skills, especially soft skills, not tasks. Machines take care of quality control, while employees need to shift their focus on the things machines so far cannot do, such as Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, Your Interpersonal Skills Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, and emotional intelligence. Employees have to be open to change, possess greater flexibility to adapt to new roles, and build cross-functional expertise through continuous interdisciplinary learning.











Business Communication

Articulate Your Vision

Project Communication

Public Relations Marketing

Communicate the Strategic Direction

Speaking    Writing    Meeting


Inspire Change  >>  Tell a Story  >>  Group Exercise

Venture Presentation

8 Issues in 8 Minutes    How To Make

Format    Visuals

How To Keep Your Audience Interested


Negotiation DOs and DON'Ts

Negotiation Tips    Conduct During Negotiations

Separate the People from the Problem

3Bs of Strategic Creativity

Managerial Communication

Be Charismatic

Presentation: Focus On Your Audience

Influencing People: Yin-Yang Strategies


Loose-Tight Leadership  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Cultural Differences  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

4 NLP Perceptual Positions

Empathetic Marketing

Emotional Marketing

Selling Is Problem Solving

Synergistic Selling: 3 Components

Business Skills



People Skills 360

Win-Win Mindset

Creating Greater Value for People Around You

Intellectual Teamwork

Team Creativity  >>  10 Tips

Brainstorming  >>  SPIN

Quick Evaluation of Ideas  >>  Gold Coin Cards

Managing Cross-cultural Differences

Cross-Cultural Communication