Soft Skills Hard Results

Anne Taylor


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Everyone says a great leader needs EQ, Emotional Intelligence, soft skills,
blah, blah, blah. What does that even mean? Where do you start? Where’s
the line for that on the P&L?

You might think that business is all about facts and figures. You probably prefer it that way. The truth is that as uncertainty and business complexity increases, successful
leaders need to embrace soft skills to get the best out of their people in a sustainable manner.

In this succinct, no-nonsense approach, Anne Taylor shares:
  • Key soft skills relevant for leadership and practical applications of how to use them every day drawn from real-life case studies
  • Straightforward tools to better understand yourself, because your leadership starts with YOU
  • Simple frameworks to communicate with others to get things done while building a stronger relationship with them (at the same time, how efficient!)
Logical ideas you can try immediately with on-line support if you want
it. All done in an easy to read, logical, organized manner for people who prefer facts
and don’t consider themselves natural ‘people people.’
In a direct yet professional manner, Anne combines the results-oriented focus from
her extensive business background in Fortune 100 corporations with her passion for
personal awareness and conscious choice to help you get better results through your people, fast.

The Practical Principles in this book, when applied, practiced and
honed, can improve your effectiveness, impact and bottom-line results.


Absolutely fantastic book for analytical leaders who are technically excellent, but who struggle with the essential so-called ‘soft skills’ aka emotional intelligence. So clear, well thought out and set out, and with no flimmy flam! I have already highlighted tons of stuff in here to share with clients and am armed with copies for two of my major corporate clients. A gem. Buy it.

Loved this book! Easy to read, full of practical advice and resources for maximizing your potential as a leader and your team’s potential. Buzzing with ideas on how I’ll implement them!

The author breaks the requisite skills into really manageable sections and lays out the basic skills that we all take for granted..but don’t necessarily see in ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a better leader, or simply a better human.

I love Anne’s almost “in your face” logical practical look at this potentially “fluffy” topic. This is the first coaching book I’ve come across that I would be happy to recommend to my more cynical friends and family. I hope it will change how they think about the work I do, as well as improving the lives of those around them. Thank you Anne Taylor, for approaching this topic from the “hard-nosed business” point of view. I hope it reaches the parts other books have failed to reach.

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