Why Are Soft Skills So Hard?

Speaker:

Dawn Parzych (Director, Catchpoint)

Location: Montego D

Date: Friday, May 4

Time: 11:00am - 11:50am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Leadership & Professional Development

Audience: All

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Many of us want to see our careers progress from junior to senior to lead or manager. To do this we focus on growing our technical skills, contributing to open source projects, and working on side projects. Technical skills will only get you so far, to truly succeed you need to master the soft skills. Soft skills are the personal characteristics that enable people to interact effectively with others and are critical for a successful DevOps initiative. These include verbal and non-verbal communication, empathy, and collaboration.

During this talk you will learn what the most important soft skills are, tips on how to grow and improve, and identify at least one skill to work on.

Presentation File

Parzych_Soft_Skills_V2.pdf