On Friday, December 3, I served on a panel with five others for an afternoon session for Leadership Irving. The room was filled with a rich array of folks, from a wide range of industries. Mike Overby, Principal & Owner of Express Employment Professionals of Irving, led the session. (He is committed to leadership development, and does a great job at providing wonderful events for people in Irving).
Every panel member had much to offer. It was a terrific discussion! In the midst of the panel discussion, Thomas Trotter, IBM, Senior Executive Emeritus, said one short sentence that hit with great impact. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that the two most important skills, the ones that are most critical, the ones that without these, you cannot do your job effectively (or even keep your job) are:
Communication Skills and Teamwork.
Communication skills and teamwork. These really are that critical!