If only I had known more about…. Needing Soft Skills
As I reflect on my first few years of leadership at Miami Dade College, I realize that I definitely would have benefited from learning more soft skills. As a young leader, I was expected to lead with empathy, confidence, and grit. From solving personnel issues to creating programs and funding streams that helped the college evolve, my position challenged me every day. Often it was only through trial and error that I mastered the skills I needed to succeed.
Originally published: November 20, 2016
Author: Eduardo José Padrón
Institution: Miami Dade College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed