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Jan 4Liked by The Management Consultant

Soft skills are usually harder because you can’t manufacture social situations at will to practice. Also, it’s not as safe to fail because of that, so the pressure is higher.

Whereas a project to learn a technical skill, we can come up with them and dial up/down the difficulty to accommodate for our comfort level.

So interesting how a mix of both is so important, but sometimes hard to come by!

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Jan 3Liked by The Management Consultant

It seems like there are journey phases in consulting that parallel product management. With new PMs they want to learn the technical side, how to get software features built. Then they realize the importance of communication with developers, designers, customers, and business stakeholders in getting the right thing built. Without communication it’s tough to build software that’s desirable, feasible, and importantly - to keep the lights on - viable.

Communicating effectively is the heart of getting good work done.

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