Jun '19


The IUP Journal of Soft Skills

ISSN: 0973-8479

UGC Approved Journal @ Sl.No: 46862

A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory,
and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database

It is a quarterly journal focusing on the application of various concepts of communication and behavioral aspects of personal effectiveness including Organizational Communication (Corporate Communication), Interpersonal Communication and Global Communication. It would also address issues on Stress and Attitudes and aims to be a medium of expression and exchange of ideas among soft skills trainers that would be of interest to academicians and industry professionals.

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Focus Areas
  • Business Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Role Understanding
  • Leadership
  • Aligning Attitudes to Organizational Culture
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling and Mentoring
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Building Your Personal Brand: A Tool for Employability
50
Promoting Self-Regulated Learning Through Metacognitive Strategies
50
“Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing”: What Makes Men and Women Experience and React to Destructive Emotions at Work?
50
Self-Assessment for Image Building
50
What Makes You a Good Writer? Tips from Literary Stalwarts
50
Breaking the Silence and Building Rapport Quickly
50
       
Contents : (Jun 2019)

Building Your Personal Brand: A Tool for Employability
A John Peter and Savilene Julia Gomez

The paper focuses on why students should consider personal branding in the context of career, and how they can use it to build the career of their choice and ultimately get fulfilment in work. It explores how students can use personal branding for their personal and professional success, guides students on how they can go about developing their personal brand, the steps involved, and the tools they can use to promote themselves. It also includes the principles to keep in mind and the skills to develop so that they can engage in personal branding effectively and thus explore the world of opportunity open to them.


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Promoting Self-Regulated Learning Through Metacognitive Strategies
S Mekala and Geetha Radhakrishnan

Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is an approach that helps the learners to regulate their cognition and manage their learning process. SRL is a predominant requisite for the learners to systematize their learning process and to evolve as autonomous learners, enabling them to cope with the present education system and the future workplace. SRL is effectuated through the enhancement of learners’ metacognition. Metacognition enables the learners to be conscious of their own thought process in the process of learning. Besides, it involves the learners to observe and evaluate their own thinking. Accordingly, the metacognitive strategies— planning, organizing, monitoring and evaluating—provide awareness to the learners and help in their learning progress. This paper focuses on the efficacy of these strategies to promote SRL, as it would improve the learners’ introspection on their learning process. Further, the paper explores SRL to regulate the learners’ progress and to enhance their reflective practice in the process of learning. Moreover, SRL is effectuated by guiding the learners to monitor and assess their performance in order to achieve their goal. The SRL generates an optimistic change in the learners’ responsibility towards learning and endows them with selfcontrol over their learning process. Eventually, it leads them towards Self- Directed Learning (SDL) and enables them to function as autonomous learners.


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“Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing”: What Makes Men and Women Experience and React to Destructive Emotions at Work?
Rita Rangnekar and Sumeet Manerikar

Destructive emotions and their propensity to distort mental equilibrium have been well-researched in Buddhist philosophy, especially, the works and teachings of the Dalai Lama, who has extensively written about various ways in which strong feelings and emotions create ‘havoc’ in the minds and hearts of people. This study examines the differences in the experience of and reactions to destructive emotions in men and women. The study looks into an association between the experience of destructive emotions and the intensity of the experience, reactions and triggers at work with respect to gender. The study is based on empirical research conducted through a quantitative analysis of data collected from 110 employees or working professionals. The findings show that all factors trigger destructive emotions at work and that different genders react differently to destructive emotions at work. There is a difference in the way men and women are provoked by destructive emotional state and how they react.


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Self-Assessment for Image Building
Sangeeta Sharma and Sakshi Sharma

In today’s ever-changing world where there is cut-throat competition and requirement for enhanced efficiency, it is imperative to assess oneself from time-to-time. It has helped numerous individuals to compete successfully because self-assessment makes one cognizant of one's strengths and weaknesses. It also helps one to form an overall view of one’s personality. This paper discusses how significant it is to compare oneself to others. As an individual, comparison with group members makes one aware of one’s capabilities and potential. It is critical for career planning and job search. Self-assessment should obviously include a discussion on accomplishment, values, awareness, perception and attitude.


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What Makes You a Good Writer? Tips from Literary Stalwarts
Hetal M Doshi

The importance of soft skills in modern times cannot be underestimated. Soft skills are personal skills that can affect two major areas of life: career and relationships. Writing is one such skill that can boost other soft skills like negotiation, teamwork, networking, and problem solving. The writers are usually master strategists. They know and experience the world through their characters and stories. To be an inspirational writer has been a dream for many. Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Dutta, Chitra Banerjee and Arundhati Roy have been role models for many aspiring authors. While reading a book, many of us must be thinking that we could write a better version. Some keep writing without producing a meaningful word, whereas others have imbibed the craft so well that whatever comes out of their pen (or keyboard) becomes powerful enough to produce sense. Where does the difference lie between these two types of writers? Is writing a natural craft or can it be inculcated by practice? Should writing be clubbed with literary agents like metaphors, similes and metonyms for catering to the need of class or should it be a simple and plain affair for reaching to the multitude? The present paper attempts to answer these questions by studying and analyzing the advice given by literary giants to the budding writers.


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Breaking the Silence and Building Rapport Quickly
Revathi Turaga

When between two unknown people, silence can be the beginning of a relationship. However, when between two known people, silence can also be the end of a relationship. In communication and relationships, though silence sometimes does help in avoiding arguments and conflicts, most of the times, it can create a wedge between two individuals. It is thus a good idea to learn how to break this silence; be it between known people or be it to build a rapport between unknown people. This paper gives a brief glimpse into various simple techniques one can try and use to break this silence.


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