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Soft skills hold the key to career success

In an age where technology plays a growing role in the workplace, many underestimate the crucial importance of soft skills such as communication, listening and collaboration.

The studies provided me with greater confidence for engaging and connecting with diverse Gate Review stakeholders, at all levels, and gain their trust.” Maria says she was able to deploy strategic and systems thinking methodology, which allowed her to more effectively identify and communicate key project risk and issues to senior executives.

“I was motivated to apply for the PSMP, as it would allow me the opportunity to reflect on and learn how I can best contribute to the DHS transformation journey and network with other members of the department.”  Maria is only two units into the program, and she says, “To date, I have learned about best practice frameworks for developing evidence-based Government policies and the complexities associated with the effective implementation of Government policies and services across various levels of Government.

From there, I’d suggest developing an action plan, rather than stressing out seeking to attain the highest level of academic achievement.” Learning is a unique journey and there isn’t a one size fits all approach, on which Maria added “If you can do both at the same time (academic achievement and deep reflection), then congratulations and enjoy the journey!” The PSMP has a successful 28-year track record of empowering aspiring public sector leaders with the knowledge and skills to manage the business of government.

Soft skills hold the key to career success

Aside from the technical and leadership skills, Maria says “the area where I gained the most from the Executive MBA related to the development of “soft and leadership skills”.  The studies provided me with greater confidence for engaging and connecting with diverse Gate Review stakeholders, at all levels, and gain their trust.  Maria says she was able to deploy strategic and systems thinking methodology, which allowed her to identify and communicate key project risk and issues to senior executives, more effectively.

“I was motivated to apply for the PSMP, as it would allow me the opportunity to reflect on and learn how I can best contribute to the DHS transformation journey and network with other members of the department.” Maria is only two units into the program, but she says “to date, I have learned about best practice frameworks for developing evidence-based Government policies and the complexities associated with the effective implementation of Government policies and services across various levels of Government.

and then developing an action plan, rather than stressing out on seeking to attain the highest level of academic achievement.” Learning is a unique journey and there isn’t a one size fits all approach, on which Maria added “Of course, if you can do both at the same time (academic achievement and deep reflection), then congratulations and enjoy the journey!” QUT’s PSMP has a 25-year track record of success and aspiring public sector leaders with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage the business of government and is an excellent pathway to the Executive MBA.

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