Al Duncan: A Lesson On Soft Skills Mastery From Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I recently gave a MLK Celebration Lecture at Darton College. The overall theme for the celebration was “What are you doing for others?” My talk was focused on one of the things that enabled Dr. King to be such a powerful servant leader—his skill set. His fight for truth and justice and his selfless service has left us many priceless lessons. I believe, however, that we can also gain wisdom by exploring his skill set.

MLK had a skill set that allowed him to:

— Communicate at an exceptional level

— Build powerful relationships

— Get people to believe in his values and vision

— Deal with an unimaginable amount of pressure, stress, and adversity

— Become a master of influence

A skill set that helps a person to embody those attributes is worth study. Based on all that he accomplished, it’s easy to see that Dr. King mastered many soft skills such as leadership, public speaking, collaboration, teamwork, and teambuilding to name a few. For right now I would like to focus on 3 of the many soft skills that MLK mastered:

1. Exceptional Communication Skills

2. Adaptability

3. Grit, Diligence, & Perseverance

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