The Soft Skills for Hard Core Technical Professionals blog is maintained by Profitable Growth Partners, LLC. It provides a venue for the exchange of ideas on the topic of skill-sets that are required for today's technical professional.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Soft Skills for CIOs and Aspiring CIOs: Four Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

June 25, 2007 — CIO — Emotional intelligence and "soft" skills are musts for today's CIOs and other IT workers. From entry-level coders to those in the C-suite, few people have the luxury of a lone wolf mentality. Research shows it's your soft skills and emotional intelligence (EI) that determines everything from whether you get promoted to how happy you are at work. Luckily, with knowledge, awareness and practice, you can boost your EI.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What's Your Technology Topology?

I'm an omnivore.

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, I am in the 8 percent of the population that enthusiastically embraces new technology and maintains nearly constant interconnectivity. I recently took the assessment, and was not at all surprised where I ranked. I think my 2 laptops, blackberry, two iPods, digital camera, and 2 blogs gave me away…

Find out where you fit (if you are reading this at 3 am or from a handheld Internet device, you probably already have a clue) by taking Pew Internet Project's quick quiz.