Australia's National University (ANU) makes the point that soft skills are important in today's work environment. The ANU Alumni article notes that many companies are looking for people who possess a solid mix of technical and soft skills. For example, your technical skills provide you with an understanding of the technical data that needs to be shared. But the soft skill of effective communication provides you with the ability to communicate specialised information in a manner that is understood in a positive way. Other desirable soft skills are critical-thinking, problem-solving, and thinking outside the box. What soft skills are valuable to success in your area?