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Individual Skills

When individuals take responsibility for their own development, the effectiveness of the development process improves dramatically when the organisation provides the opportunities to grow.

The book, 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People', by Stephen Covey provides three specific habits to help individuals move from 'dependence' to 'independence'. This provides the first part of the foundation for individuals to feel empowered and take responsibility for their own achievements. The next 3 habits deal with individuals in a team environment.

Job and Role descriptions identify the individual behavioural skills necessary to carry out the work. These types of skills generally relate to the personal or individual effectiveness of the person in a team environment.

Examples of these soft skills are:

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Team Building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time Management
  • Planning and Estimation
  • Effective listening
  • Auditing

These skills can be developed classroom or simulated environment or on the job with coaching and support.

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