Based on “Hard and soft skills: An iron fist in a velvet glove” Blog

Use this exercise on a regular basis to learn how to better communicate. The aim of this exercise is to provide you with a fresh new way of seeing the world.

Take 10 minutes to list your hard and soft skills.

Hard skills are teachable ability such as computer skills, Languages skills, sewing skills. Soft skills are subjective skills that are much more difficult to quantify such as humor, leadership, patience, persuasion.


My soft skills

My hard skills

e.g. Listening e.g. creating graphics in Adobe


  • Which skills make you successful at work and why?
  • Which skills would you like to develop and how can you do so?
  • Which skills would you like to stop using and why?

Looking at your answers what are the top 5 skills you want to work on from now on?

Who / What could help you develop those skills?


Create a S.M.A.R.T. plan to gain new skills (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely)

Do not hesitate to contact me if you hint and advice on how to organize such a workshop.