Is Your Personality Holding You Back at Work?

If a lack of soft skills is interfering with a promotion, here are tips to improve your rough edges.

If a lack of soft skills is interfering with a promotion, here are tips to improve your rough edges
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Attend formal workshops and programs. You may be willing to spend considerable amounts of time and money to improve your personality. Training programs, personal development workshops and executive education programs can help polish your people skills and managerial abilities. But before signing up, Phills advises using "a little bit of due diligence" when deciding what route to take. Consult with people in your network who may know about the resource.

Harming Your Career and the Company

If you refuse to refine personal shortcomings, you're not only damaging your personal career, but also the company you work for. The ability to delegate work and accomplish tasks with the help of others requires good soft skills, Clarke says, "but it holds the organization back when you have fewer and fewer people that you can count on to get things done in that fashion."