4 skills everyone should learn in their 20s to become leaders in their 30s

  • Soft skills speak volumes about your ability to be a leader.

  • By the time you turn 30, there are 4 key soft skills you should master.

  • These skills are active listening, servant leadership, effective communication, and emotional intelligence.

By the time you're blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in internships from college (remember those days?) — and you might have upwards of a decade of experience as you reach the end of the first third of your life. Gulp.