By TalentSage, Wednesday 12 August 2020

TalentSage Science behind soft skills

In dialogue with Professor Randall Peterson

We asked Professor Randall Peterson why is science important to soft skills and how we can bring it to life to help individuals, teams, boards, and organizations grow.

Practical evidence and advice provide a sound basis

This starts with one of our classic 360º surveys designed to help you better understand how the people around you see you, and runs through our range of assessments including professional strengths, personality, team roles, and group dynamics, personal and social values, as well as organizational culture. Ultimately we help you be more successful as a leader by understanding and managing the people around you more effectively.

A full suite of interlinked tools for an integrated 

We understand that there are a range of assessments and coaching out there all designed to help you be more effective; many of them are very good. We are different in a number of key ways. First, we have designed a full suite of assessments and have made them interlinking by putting measures of dimensions in everything we do.

We use the Big 5 approach because it is the most culturally robust measure of individual differences, and is robust enough to be seen at the team, organizational, and cultural levels. This allows you to measure two distinct things (e.g. 360 surveys of your employees as well as organizational culture), for example, and see how well your people fit within the organization you have created.

We embrace the principals of learning

All of our tools and resources are also designed to embrace the principals of learning. Our personal development planning process and optional coaching are designed to support you in learning leadership skills. Our assessment profile reports help you absorb key ideas quickly and suggest strategies for making personal improvement. At our core, we are a learning company.