Five soft skills in high demand, this 2nd video is on collaboration.

Everything we do in life is based on relationship & interaction with people.

For this topic, I would like to highlight 3 points that might be of interest to you to increase your collaboration:

– Improving engagement and communication amongst team members. I believe if you facilitate collaboration, that the outcome is greater than the sum of the individual IQ.

– I would encourage collaboration wherever possible. Is it with a client to better understand their needs when closing a deal, a partner that can provide you some insight into other dynamics or even competitors. I am in the coaching consulting business, I don’t see other suppliers as competitors but potentially as partners.

– In collaboration, trust is important. You need to build and gain that trust amongst your clients, partners before reaching an agreement.

To conclude, I would embrace collaboration as much as possible over dominating meetings.

Thank you.

Happy to have a chat. Book a time in my calendar.

Please find below the transcript of the video:

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I’m delighted that you’re taking the
time to listen to this video. As

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mentioned in my previous video LinkedIn
recently published a survey related to

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global talent trends, highlighting the
importance of increasing our soft skills.

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In the previous video I talked about one
of the five soft skills that are in high

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demand which is creativity. Today I will
be talking about collaboration. In our

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everyday life we know how important is
this to have good relationships and

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interactions with people and, I would
like to highlight five or three areas

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not five three areas that could
potentially help us improve our

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collaboration. The first one I would like
to highlight is we all need to improve

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our engagement and our
communication with our team members.

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Because I strongly believe that
working together will have a higher

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result than the individual IQs alone. So
just to say in other words your IQ only

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is probably less strong than having a
good working team together because all

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that collective intelligence will
increase the result. The second area I

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would like to highlight is to have good
collaboration we of course need to

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obtain trust with the people we are
talking and interacting with. So Trust is

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key in collaboration and I believe
collaboration can be seen

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all levels. Of course with a customer if
you’re trying to create a deal

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collaborating with different individuals
within one company will increase your

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probability of closing that deal within
a company.

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Collaborating with partners will give
you potentially more visibility also of

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how to get and win that deal. And finally
I see competition not as competitors

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certainly in the world I am in which is
coaching and consulting because I

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believe it’s so specific and it’s so
much related to what is the client

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really asking for and there might be a
better fit for someone else than myself

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in specific areas and other way around.
To conclude I would like to say

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collaboration is really key and I would
encourage that in place of always you

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know imposing your thoughts when you’re within a group. I do not know if you

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agree any comment is welcome and with
that I look forward to talking to you in

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the next video or next time. All the best
bye for now.

Hugh van Praet

I help businesses and individuals to move forward.


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