Soft Skills in a World of Hard Data

Tips to strengthen your communication and leadership skills and make a lasting impact.

 By Lynne Friedmann

 

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Shortly after being promoted to chief engineer at the public television station in Austin, Texas, in the early 1990s, David Otey eagerly accepted the opportunity to speak at a national conference of broadcast engineers. He delivered his paper to a near-empty room where he stood in the dark using projected slides “as a crutch.”

A decade later, Otey’s communication and leadership skills made him the top choice to design and run a multi-year, multi-million-dollar project to train 10,000 TV engineers and technicians in new digital technology. Today, he is a motivational speaker and trainer to scientists and engineers.

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February 2018