“The Importance of Soft Skills for Global Managers” provides the information needed to create successful and productive relationships when doing business across the world. Author Samanthani Singh answers a few questions about her process and goals.

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What was your inspiration behind wanting to write this book?

My inspiration came from Glenn Rifkin’s 2006 article in the Harvard Business Review. This led me to explore the topic for my MBA dissertation and after I passed, I thought it would be useful to share the findings of my research and so publishing a book was the way to go.

What do you hope to achieve with it?

I hope the book will offer another view of the concept of soft skills for global managers. Companies are driving managers into a global mindset, yet the gap is extreme when it comes to managers’ soft skills because it is being neglected for leadership and management skills.

How long was the preparation process and how long did it take you to research everything?

The research took approximately two years with a lot of work to understand why this concept mattered at all. Rifkin’s article was my light bulb moment. Throughout my entire research, there was no book or article to be found on this topic. Soft skills and leadership are common stand-alone topics. The Global Manager’s strategic intelligence to corporations seemed to have a diminished value. Adding the right mindset can generate a limitless dynamic for corporations and bring about a revolution to empower managers to break boundaries.

What do you think is the best advice you could give someone entering the field?

My advice to persons entering the field is to understand that soft skills are necessary for all global managers because corporations are impacted by this skills gap. The greater global success of multinational corporations requires management leaders to balance corporate and national cultures.

The Importance of Soft Skills for Global Managers” will be released Winter 2017 and Available on Amazon and the Trimark Shop. Follow along for more updates:
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