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Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success

It is sad to witness professionals and leaders who have off chart technical know-how and skills struggle to get along and lead others successfully.

Statistics show that the lion's share of success in any endeavor comes from soft skills.

Unfortunately, many people focus on technical skills ignoring or neglecting to develop their people skills.

As a result, they are experiencing lots of setbacks individually and corporately such as lack of harmony, high turnover, poor productivity, and more.

This book is relevant to everyone regardless of whether you're a student, parent, leader, artist, technocrat, doctor, lawyer, mechanic, and so on. Notwithstanding in which industry you operate, your ultimate success is highly dependent on soft (people) skills. They're mandatory everywhere as far as there are two or more people living and working together.

This book is based on a true story where how one superstar with great technical know-how and skills stumbled to lead when promoted to lead a megaproject because of a lack of certain soft skills, and how his superiors teamed up to help him develop 12 mandatory soft skills that enabled him to save his career and continue to excel.

Wherever you may be individually and corporately, this book empowers you with lots of insights, frameworks, assessments, methods, and actions you can take right away to take your soft skills competence to the next level to enjoy synergy, getting along among diverse stakeholders, high performance, and so on.

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Below are the Print and Kindle versions of the book

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Soft Skills That Make or Break is available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions.

Amazon Review

"As a college professor of business, this book is a must for students. I love the straight forward language because my students are able to understand and translate what they read to how they can apply it now and in the future.
Dr. AZ's books are practical and applicable."

Hot Soft Skill presentations

Below are some of the hot soft skill topics based on the book 'Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success' clients requested for their events


1. Managing Time and Energy Effectively

The speech shows the impacts of mismanaging priorities and how that leads to an unproductive workforce, missed deadlines, wasted resources, poor quality products and services, damaged relationships, multiple crises, and more.

2. Communicating Effectively

The presentation emphasizes the critical role communication plays and the importance of becoming effective communicators at multiple levels in order to excel in 360 all-around communication both in-person and virtually for a healthy workplace and increased productivity.


3. Promoting Diversity and Embracing Inclusiveness

The presentation shows participants the difference between just bringing diverse people to the table, and achieving inclusion by mixing the diverse people at the table well. 

4. Leading Change 

This speech empowers your people to manage both planned and unplanned changes by developing the right mindset and putting in place robust systems and approaches, using workable models, strategies, and tactics to thrive amid change and crisis. 

Frequently requested

Below are the 3 frequently requested soft skill programs based on the book.

1. Turning Conflicts into Opportunities

  • Do you desire your people not just to resolve conflicts but rather to turn conflicts into opportunities?
  • Are you interested to create a culture that facilitates constructive disagreement?
  • Do you want your people to master win-win negotiation to pass deadlocks and overcome impasses?

We can help by designing and delivering a 90 minutes keynote at one of your upcoming events to inspire, equip, and empower your people to turn conflict into opportunities.

We can also design a half or full-day workshop (with or without assessment) for your people.

Reach out and let's chat about how we may support you in elevating the emotional intelligence of your people.

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2. Emotional Fitness

  • Are you interested to improve the well-being of your people?
  • Do you desire your people to increase their emotional awareness, become mindful, perform better, turn conflicts into opportunities, and handle stress better?

You should help your people to:

  • Recognize the emotional fitness necessary to excel in their field,
  • Audit their emotional awareness and competencies, and
  • Take their emotional intelligence to the next height.

We can help by designing and delivering a 90 minutes keynote at one of your upcoming events to inspire, equip, and empower your people to be emotionally fit to serve your stakeholders with world-class excellence.

We can also design a half or full-day workshop (with or without assessment) for your people.

Reach out and let's chat about how we may support you in elevating the emotional intelligence of your people.

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3. Soft Skills Development Program

The main character in the book attended the soft skills program to save his job and stay leading his project. We can custom design the same 12 weeks soft skills development program for your people. There are three main parts of the programs:

1. Mastering self,

2. Getting along, and

3. Leading others successfully.

The program is jam-packed with:

  • The latest insights, 
  • Practical models and frameworks,
  • Effective approaches,
  • Actionable strategies and tactics. 

The program can be taken within a few weeks or months. Participants will get pre-readings and follow-up emails in between sessions. There will also be orientation and graduation sessions. If requested, we will also arrange so that participants to take some relevant assessments. Reach out and let's chat about your needs and preferences.

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Master These 12 Soft Skills and Propel Your Career Into Success - Become an Amazing Team Player and Learn How to Successfully Lead Your Team With Realistic Approaches That WORK!

It’s insane how most people overlook the importance of soft skills when in fact, research shows that the lion’s share of success comes from the mastery of soft skills rather than technical. 

Unfortunately, most professionals pour all their effort into technical skills while soft skills are pushed to the back.

This causes many problems in an organization like lack of synergy, high turnover rate, rise in conflicts, and low levels of productivity. 

This book takes from the real experiences of Dan Murphy, a researcher from Global Health Research (GHR), who was given the opportunity to handle a multi-million dollar project, but due to his lack of certain soft skills, problems began to pop up between him and his team members that would hinder the project’s progress.

Dan was almost removed from leading the project. However, he was given a chance to remain leading the project by attending a soft skills development program with a fellow up mentoring after each session from Rafael Arthur, a senior leader at GHR.

Learn straight from the mentoring sessions between Dan and his mentor!

Discover the 12 life-changing soft skills that will propel your career into success and change the way you work with a team. 

After all, no man is an island!

In this book, you will:

  • Understand the common challenges many professionals and companies face because of a lack of soft skills.
  • Learn the 4 key lessons Dan gained from 12 interactive workshops.
  • Find the latest insights, applicable models, practical approaches, strategies, and tactics to improve all the soft skills you’ll need to find success!
  • Excel at managing your emotions, time, energy, problems, and make smart and right decisions.
  • Get along with your team and other stakeholders to promote a happier and healthier work environment!
  • Discover immediate actions you can take so you can start implementing these soft skills ASAP!
  • Empower yourself and achieve extraordinary success in your personal and professional life!
  • Lead and influence others to meet your team’s and the greater organization’s goals!
  • And so much more!

Change your life by mastering these soft skills and never face problems in the workplace ever again!  



Lack of soft skills wreaking havoc at GHR

  1. The genesis of the problem
  2. The CEO intervened to rescue one of his superstars
  3. Negotiation to break the deadlock
  4. Soft skills development program to tackle the problem

Part I: Mastering Self

Soft Skill 1: Increasing self-  awareness

Soft Skill 2: Regulating Emotions

Soft Skill 3: Managing time and energy effectively

Soft Skill 4: Solving Problems & Making Right Decisions

Part II: Getting Along with Others

Soft Skill 5: Playing Teamwork

Soft Skill 6: Communicating Effectively

Soft Skill 7: Promoting Diversity & Embracing Inclusiveness

Soft Skill 8: Turning Conflicts into Opportunities

Part III: Leading Others

Soft Skill 9: Motivating

Soft Skill 10: Coaching and Mentoring

Soft Skill 11: Negotiating

Soft Skill 12: Leading Change



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