Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills
Soft skills are people skills, how we speak, negotiate and relate to other people. Reading body language, running a meeting and leading a team are soft skills. They define the ways we interact with and impact others.
As we mature in our careers or seek upward mobility, we rely less on our technical side and more on our people skills. With soft skills there is less emphasis on structure and more on correctly reading situations and choosing the right moves at the right time.
Think of hard skills as a fixed target with a small bulls-eye. While soft skills have a large target radius, but move constantly in varying directions.