In the corporate world, an individual can master their job but be unable to progress to the next level because
they lack soft skills. Soft skills are essential to anyone’s career success. They include the ways in which a
person communicates and projects oneself in a work place setting. The phrase "attitude is everything" is the
foundation on which soft skills are built.
Many individuals fail to realize that they lack soft skills because they channel all their energies into
learning every aspect of the tasks required for their job. When they see their peers receive promotions and
special recognition and yet know they are a better employee than the other person, they are puzzled over why
they can’t receive the same rewards. Peggy Klaus shows that a person can be the best in their field and never get
anywhere because they have not mastered the art of soft skills. The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace
Lessons Smart People Wish They’d Learned Sooner centers around learning which soft skills you are weak in and
how to strengthen them to your advantage.
What impressed me the most about The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They’d
Learned Sooner was that the reader was able to discover what areas of soft skills they needed to improve upon.
By simply visiting the author’s web site and completing a free and simple soft skills quiz, you can discover where
your weaknesses are. You can then read the book to discover how to improve and often eliminate these negative
Peggy Klaus is a name I have always associated with high quality self improvement. I would highly recommend
that every business incorporate her soft skills quiz into their hiring process. By implementing this type of test
in the hiring interview you can weed out applicants who do not possess soft skills.