Tags: People skills, soft skills, communication skills, active listening skills, persuasion skills, negotiation skills, Forbes Magazine, Jacquelyn Smith, Lynn Taylor Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant
"Wise managers know that they need a team with strong people skills. . . . Given the choice between . . . savvy job candidate(s) . . . the one with excellent people skills and less technical ability will usually win the prize versus the converse." -- Lynn Taylor author of Tame your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job, quoted in the Forbes article by Jacquelyn Smith.
Ms. Taylor adds: Having good people radar is harder to teach than technical skills, but it is a
Here's that Forbes article though be aware it is in two parts, so be sure you pull up both.
I was particularly intrigued by the reference to active listening skills: Active listening . . . "takes more time time but produces better results. It means you listen without interruption and then take the time to think and form a response before replying. It takes practice, but it pays off."
(Apropos this is my upcoming book, MENTAL PICKPOCKETING: How to Ask Questions without Seeming to Ask. I'll come back and add a link here when it's published in early 2014.)
Other of the 20 people skills include persuasion skills, negotiation skills, and awareness of body language.
Definitely an article worth reading; I will say no more and leave you to it.