I have been working hard recently on defining political acumen. There’s a lot in common between Political Acumen and Leadership skills (in fact leadership skills falls within the political acumen bubble). Here’s today’s preliminary Venn diagram!
It was prompted partly by this article from Business Insider which says “Hard skills can get the job done. Soft skills make the difference between a job that gets done and a job that gets done exceedingly well”. Click here to read the whole article.
Then check out this research demonstrating that the people with the softs skills earn more money and are more likely to be a manager.