Soft Skills 101 – Life Skills For A Digital Age

Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age

It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills?  

  • Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery.
  • Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously and productively with other people.

Welcome to Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! My name is Lisa Nehring and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have homeschooled our 5 kids for the past 27 years, and are passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.

Each month we will focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*” such as

  • Team work/ Collaboration*
  • Integrity
  • Critical thinking*
  • Creativity*
  • Work Ethic
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time & Distraction Management Skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Communication*

Over the course of each month we will:

  • Define specific aspects of the soft skill we are focusing on
  • Dive deep into how to implement these skills in your own life
  • Offer practical tips, helps, curriculum and books.
  • Interview guest experts and learn from those who are implementing these skills in their own lives.
  • Provide you with show notes that equip you with awesome resources

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Soft Skills 101 Podcasts

Electronic Media and Family: Interview with Bj Pramman and Rachelle Green

This week on Soft Skills 101 we are interviewing BJ Pramman and Rachelle Green!  We have a great lineup of topics in this interview focusing on how to manage electronic media and family. Quote: Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. Irina Shayk  Details of Show: Respect and […]

How To Learn To Communicate Well In a Changing World: Interview with Ron Brumbarger

This week on Soft Skills 101 Podcast, we interview Ron Brumbarger!  We discuss how to learn to communicate well in a changing world. Bible Verse: Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men Quote: “Failure is not bad, it’s just failure. Keep taking risks, keep trying.” Ron Brumbarger […]

Communication Week 3: Modes of Electronic Communication: Netiquette

This week on Soft Skills 101, join us for a discussion about modes of electronic communication, what we like to call “Netiquette.”  Learn a few tips on how to teach your kids some life skills in this area! Bible Verse: Honor Your Father and Mother Exodus20:12 Honor Everyone. Lover the brotherhood. Fear God. 1 Peter […]

Communication Week 2: Respect and Connection in Electronic Media

Bible Verse: Romans 12:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.   Quote: Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. Irina Shayk    Details of Show: Respect and Connection in Electronic Media, Conformity now, conformity then Front porches and […]

Communication

This week on Soft Skills 101 podcast, we talk about the #1 soft skill – communication. Bible Verse: Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” Quote: Lee Iacocca admonishes, ‘You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, they won’t get you […]

Introducing Soft Skills 101

Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age Welcome to Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! My name is Lisa Nehring and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have […]

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