If Communication is a “Soft Skill,” Then Why Is It So Hard?

Calling communication a "soft skill" implies that it's easier, less technical, and of reduced value.

Recently the phrase "soft skills" created a heated debate among the members of the PCS AdCom.  The question was, should communication be referred to as one of the "soft skills," or should some other phrase be used instead?  And if so, what should that phrase be? Let me start by saying that in my academic context, I am always fighting against … [Read more...]

eLearning Course: Thinking and Interacting Like a Leader

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Are you interested in becoming a more competent manager? If so, then the IEEE Expert Now course, Thinking and Interacting Like a Leader, is for you. This course was developed by Dr. Kim Sydow Campbell, Professor of Management Communication and Derrell Thomas Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow in the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University … [Read more...]