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Blend hard and soft skills to fast-track a management career

M.S Rao (Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India, Sri Krishna Nagar, India)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 14 October 2013

Abstract

Purpose

Highlights the importance of top people in an organization having both hard and soft skills.

Design/methodology/approach

Connects hard and soft skills with left and right-brain respectively. Distinguishes between book-smart and street-smart.

Findings

Argues that leaders with hard and soft skills are more likely to enjoy career success and to achieve organizational excellence.

Practical implications

Observes how successful leaders treat others as partners rather than as subordinates.

Originality/value

Demonstrates how leaders with soft skills along with hard skills handle knowledge workers who crave partnership rather than traditional command-and-control management.

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Citation

Rao, M.S. (2013), "Blend hard and soft skills to fast-track a management career", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-10-2013-0079

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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