We live in a society immersed in constant change, and these particularly affect work, or rather the way we work and develop our careers.
Changes in jobs or roles at work, the need to learn new skills in less time, and above all the need to start enjoying living with your own business despite the difficulties of starting up are more and more common. What are the keys to adapting to so many changes?
The 7 most important professional skills
For 10 years, as a coach and psychologist, I have been supporting people wishing to achieve deep and lasting changes in their lives; new goals related to your self-esteem, personal relationships, managing emotions, and especially in terms of professional goals.
The needs can be very numerous: learning to manage a work team (because there are bad personal relationships), learning to communicate with the team or clients, learning to delegate, developing productivity, overcoming the fear of dismissal or failure in certain professional aspects and fear of changing jobs, overcoming stress, etc.
In all of these cases, I discovered that regardless of each person’s goals or particular situation, the key was always the same: the development of key professional skills. The result will depend on these skills both with the team and with clients, users, students or with projects and initiatives.
That’s why I created Empodérate, a free skills development program to grow as a professional where I help people take the first steps and which you can visit here.
Let’s see below what are the key skills so that you can detect your main need for improvement.
1. Emotions management
Every second of the day we feel emotions, and these influence you not only in our mood, but also in every decision made.
Managing emotions can undoubtedly be considered the most important professional skill both to work with people and to improve the work climate, lead a team or undertake successful business. Emotions such as fear, anger, guilt, anxiety, insecurity or frustration can block us if we are not able to fully understand and deal with their effects on us.
This need is quite common among people with a lot of responsibilities at work, such as managers, managers, coordinators, etc. The higher the responsibility, the more common the need to know how to manage our emotions. For entrepreneurship, this is an essential pillar, because there are many fears to overcome.
2. Empathetic and assertive communication
Empathetic communication is the ability to connect with one another, and assertiveness involves knowing how to communicate your limits and responsibilities in a transparent and at the same time caring manner.
When these skills are lacking you can run the risk of not being able to say no, accumulating work, stress and anxiety. It is also important to know how to communicate with empathy if you are working with users, clients or even with students if you work in education.
3. Personal relationships (positive influence and real leadership)
If you work with people, personal relationships are essential for working in peace and with growth and success. Leadership is not really about guiding, ordering or advising, it is about positively influencing in others, accompanying them in a process where you improve them and where the responsibility of the team and their cooperation increases.
Leaders, in fact, are all in some sense. For this reason, developing your leadership is especially important if you are working with people and as a team.
4. Decision making
Sometimes not knowing how to make decisions or not taking any it can paralyze work and its efficiency, In addition to generating anxiety, insecurity and guilt. The problem is first and foremost emotional, but the solution lies in empowering decision-making.
Decision making means that you are more efficient, more efficient, you face challenges and needs earlier and you increase the speed of work, but at the same time you reduce stress, because there is nothing more stressful than paralysis when faced with a decision to be made. What keeps us from making important decisions is fear, as well as insecurity, and these are psychological factors that need to be tamed.
5. Time and resource management
Time is relative, but if we don’t know how to make it out of plastic, you will get tired of work and lack of time, which leads to more frustration and stress. Managing time and resources makes you more efficient and above all efficient, And this is also a factor where emotions are vital.
If you learn to have time by your side through proper organization, decision-making, and emotional management, you will be a professional who will achieve more and better results with less time and effort, What is the big goal of the job.
6. Planning and organization
This skill, along with making decisions and managing time and resources, is what makes you a productive or non-productive person. Productivity frees you from stress, saves you more free time, lets you focus more, and then you can enjoy your personal and family life. It is something that can also be trained.
7. Delegate and trust
Finally, knowing how to delegate and trust is a personal and psychological skill that this will make the team grow, relationships will improve and you will be able to find the attention you need to keep moving forward.
Why is it so hard to trust and delegate? Again, it is an emotional factor, habits and beliefs. Delegating and trusting is not just about sharing responsibility, but knowing when, with whom, how and how to supervise. A series of complicated attitudes and tasks.
Ultimately, the most important professional skills are not taught in college or any business school, but are learned little by little on the job; But it is very stressful to learn them in situations of change and pressure. This is why it is so important to go through a process of change where you develop these skills and have them by your side in record time.
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