Washington Post : Engineers Learning People Skills, Too
As you might imagine, this gave me a huge smile as it validates the topics I write about here. In my 14 year technical career, I have seen time and time again that the folks who get ahead are the ones who master the soft skills. They can translate complex and detailed technical topics into language that non-technical senior executives and marketers can understand. They take the time to understand why they are doing projects, not just how they are going to implement them. They accurately estimate the time it takes to complete a particular project.
While a baseline of technical knowledge is still absolutely required, these other things have a bigger impact on career growth than most people think. Passing on these things I've learned about and continuing to find others is what I'm passionate about here on this space. Agreement from the mainstream media on this idea, even though it wasn't directed at my materials in particular, was extremely rewarding to read about.
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