It is proven that 85% of your career success is dependent on “soft skills” – you know, all of the things you weren’t taught in the classroom or from a textbook (which only account for 15% of your success).
And one of the biggest soft skills to master? Transformational communication.
Great communication skills are never directly taught in typical classroom or college settings- instead, they teach you how to do things like excel formulas and pivot tables, the Pareto rule, and what "bottleneck" means.
But typical college and classrooms fail to teach you how to build trust and powerful relationships with people so that you're able to take technical information to people and they are willing to run through a brick wall for you to implement it.
Now, if you struggle with building trust, respect, and powerful relationships with others- your boss, your teams- you are on a quick route to career failure.
Think about it- the boss that is demanding and acts like a dictator is no fun to work with or be around. You and everyone in your office are on edge and high alert the very second said boss enters the room or shoots you an email.
Remember the 85-15 statistic above? You must master your communication skills if you want to be a great leader and have a successful work life.
If you approach people with a pound-your-fist-on-the-table mentality, it will only lead to a mediocre and unfulfilled career and life. People won't like you, or working for you, and you will struggle to climb the proverbial career ladder.