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8 Soft Skills Employees Look for in Leaders As a leader, your team is always watching and learning. Here are some soft skills your team will look for in you.

By Adrian Shepherd Edited by Lisa Lombardi

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You can always learn a new hard skill but soft skills, on the other hand, are a lot more challenging to learn or acquire.

Businesses tend to overlook soft skills and focus on hard skills. But as employee-employer dynamics are always adapting and changing, soft skills are becoming more prevalent.

Soft skills are the unsung heroes, though, and LinkedIn's top five were creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. In giving lectures to executives on soft skills, I like to include three others — time management, storytelling, and cultural awareness.

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