In this second video of the Signum Path series, Dr. Corey Olsen discusses another discrepancy in how the business world talks about foundational skills – things like critical thinking, communication, and emotional intelligence. Such skills have come to be known as “soft skills,” with the implication that they are vague, squishy, touchy-feely.

At the same time, recruiters, hiring managers, and even high-level executives all say that these are the skills they seek most when building their teams. Dr. Olsen argues that these are not “soft” skills, but foundational skills, and he provides some thoughts about why there is such a dichotomy in how the corporate world refers to them.

Watch Dr. Olsen’s video below and follow Signum Path on Facebook. Also be sure to check out Dr. Olsen’s LinkedIn post on the importance of Foundational Skills.

Introducing Signum Path, Part 2: Soft Skills? No! Foundational Skills