An Aug. 30 article in The Wall Street Journal titled Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply caught my attention.

For 36 years, as part of my training activities, I’ve been advocating to leaders the importance of having good soft skills. In my private sector management career, I found soft skills to be my best asset.

Mastery of soft skills is one of the most overlooked pathways to greater career opportunities today. Here are the four skills discussed in the WSJ article followed by my own commentary on each. Okay, millennials. This is for you!

1. Communication

Today, we live in a society that sends text and email messages rather than calling on a telephone. Individual video games further isolate people from each other. Even politicians cannot create messages without running polls.

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