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The largest group asking questions about skill development in general, and soft skills in particular, are students and entry-level professionals applying for jobs.

While many come for job interviews with enough domain knowledge, what can differentiate a candidate from others is their soft skills. We have discussed the skills of leading-self and leading others in another post in this series. For new professionals it’s the leading-self aspect that is extremely useful.

Communication skills are relevant to all. The sooner we develop skills of public speaking and addressing teams clearly and confidently, the sooner we become ready for higher roles.

These skills are aptly highlighted by Shailesh Deshpande, CHRO, Godrej Properties, in the following excerpt of the webinar “Soft Skills. Hard impact.” The webinar was organised by WordsMaya Edutech in association with national HRD Network, Pune Chapter. Shailesh is in conversation with Harshad Bhagwat, Founder and CEO, WordsMaya Edutech.