Mar '21


The IUP Journal of Soft Skills

ISSN: 0973-8479

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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Listening with Care and Understanding: Getting to the Core of Presented Issues
50
The Dynamics of Soft Skills
50
The Impact of Rote Learning at Tertiary Level
50
Teachers' Perception of Autonomous Learning: Take It with a Pinch of Salt
50
Building Rapport - Bridge the CHASM Based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Other International Concepts
50
Book Review - BLife is a School: Learning as a Way of Life
50
       
Contents : (Mar 2021)

Listening with Care and Understanding: Getting to the Core of Presented Issues
Michael Walton

The purpose of this paper is to offer perspectives which can be used to help diagnose what may underpin another person's workplace issues and concerns. Identifying the concerns and motivations of others increases the possibility of more collaborative and collegial working. 'Listening' is emphasized as being at the very core of what it means to exercise 'soft skills'.


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The Dynamics of Soft Skills
Manishankar Chakraborty

Soft skills form the basis of organizational success. Globally, organizations are placing added emphasis on soft skills training. However, they are ignorant of the finer aspects that soft skills training from hard skills training. The ever-changing aspects of soft skills-related dynamics are understood by only a handful few, and add to it the situation emerging due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This would culminate in employees lacking the essential link between soft skills, hard skills and transferable skills in the new normal setup. The paper dwells on a case study highlighting the dynamism of soft skills and the importance for the planner and the implementer to understand it from the right perspective. Furthermore, it also adds to the aspect of customized and context-based soft skills training, rather than having a 'one size fits all' approach.


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The Impact of Rote Learning at Tertiary Level
M Ponmani

English, the associate official language of India, is widely used as the medium of instruction at the tertiary level of education. In the context of globalization, English has become an inevitable part of a learner's academic and social career. The learners are expected to exhibit their language competence apart from their subject knowledge. This being the case, a contrast scenario is prevailing in most of the arts and science colleges in the rural areas. The learners reproduce the content through rote learning, even in the case of BA English literature students. This paper focuses on the impact of rote learning at the tertiary level and explores the possible alternatives that can be offered to the learners in the ESL context.


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Teachers' Perception of Autonomous Learning: Take It with a Pinch of Salt
Ali Rahimi and Zahra Fahimi

Recently, learner autonomy has gained great attention in educational research and pedagogical practices. For the purpose of promoting learner autonomy in a language classroom, first of all, we need to make teachers aware of the concept and its benefits. It is due to the fact that teachers are the ones who create and maintain learning communities. Accordingly, the focus of this study was to explore Iranian EFL teachers' intuition and understanding of learner autonomy and their perceptions of teachers' roles in autonomous learning. In order to figure out the situation, 160 English teachers answered an open-ended questionnaire. Qualitative data was analyzed through content analysis and other relevant statistical procedures. The findings demonstrated the current understanding of the teachers about the concept of learner autonomy in language learning and their perceptions of teachers' roles in autonomous learning.


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Building Rapport - Bridge the CHASM Based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Other International Concepts
Revathi Turaga

Rapport is the secret ingredient that makes us feel a tangible and harmonious link with someone else. It is equivalent to being on the same wavelength with the other person. Rapport is the key that makes mutual trust materialize. This paper explores a simple set of techniques to build rapport and bridge the CHASM that exists between most people when they meet for the first time.


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Book Rewview - Life is a School: Learning as a Way of Life
Author: Colonel Dr. VRK Prasad

Reviewed by
M Showry
Associate Professor,
IFHE, IBS Hyderabad.
The reviewer can be reached at
mshowry@ibsindia.org


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