Each person is a powerful, resourceful and creative individual. Born with unique talents and gifts, we have a deep need to express ourselves authentically in the world. The source of energy and direction to accomplish this is our purpose. When actively living from this place of purpose, we create a life of wholeness and satisfaction.
The rules for work are changing. We are being judged by a new yardstick; not just by how smart we are or by our skills and expertise but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other. This parameter is being widely applied in choosing who will be hired, retained and promoted and who will not. These rules have little to do with what we were told was important in school/college and academic abilities become largely redundant. And the focus shifts to personal qualities such as initiative and empathy, adaptability and persuasiveness.
This has made training in behavioral skills an integral part of corporate culture especially after the advent of globalization . The multilingual and multiethnic culture in the Corporate world post globalization has pushed forward the focus on behavioral and attitudinal skills on one side and stress management and work pressure on the other. Training is now moving faster than the software industry a 10.2 billion $ industry in 2003 has grown to 22.6 billion $ industry in 2006.
A study of what corporations are seeking in the individuals they hire states the three most desired capabilities as communication skills, interpersonal skills and initiative.