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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Assessment of soft skills…
Descriptors: Business Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Green, Diana J.; Blaszczynski, Carol – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Soft skills building activities…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Expectation
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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
Presentation mastery is a skill of paramount importance in the business world. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has delineated the ability to "articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal skills in a variety of forms and contexts" as a student outcome under learning and innovation skills. Ability to think on…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Self Esteem, Business Skills, Communication Skills