Last night I listened to a panel of Analytics Leaders at IAPA.
Matt Kuperholz, Chief Data Scientist, PwC who was the number 1 leader said this:
It’s our problem if the c-suite don’t understand
The panel was very much in favour of the soft skills required to explain analytics and algorithms in a way that makes people want what analytics discovers. They mentioned article 22 of the GDPR which says we essentially have to be able to explain to a child how an algorithm is making decisions.
So negotiation skills are important: Here’s a cool way to improve your negotiation skills every day from the hostage negotiator guy, Chris Voss.
There’s so many ways to get better at soft skills, and first you have to want it!!