There are definitely reasons from the management side why you would want employees with soft skills. But I wonder if an emphasis on these traits doesn't also point to an acknowledgement of the importance of workplace culture to employees?
On a recent webinar on 2016 trends in e-learning, the presenter declared 2016 to be the year when MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are finally going to start succeeding in disrupting the world of Education.
There is inherent risk in deciding to be a change agent. Just like the old saying that history is written by the victors, this narrative about being a change agent is written by people who have, for the most part, succeeded in their changes.