Social Skills and emotional intelligence

Social Skills

: The ability to lead, change, build trust, communicate effectively, collaborate, and cooperate with others; ability to sense the synergy of a group and adapt accordingly.

 

It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility, and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.  

Robert F. Kennedy 
 

Articles

Topic: Social Skills

Fast Company

BY EVAN NIERMAN

6 Elements of Emotional Intelligence that Matter In a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Allison Shapira and David Horsager

To Win Over an Audience, Focus on Building Trust

Make Use Of (MUO)

CHERYL VAUGHN

5 Conflict Management Styles to Handle Roadblocks in the Workplace

St. Peters Health Partners

Robert Webster Jr.

The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships

Charles Towers-Clark

Community And Communication Are Key In The Knowledge Economy

 

Recommended Publications

Here are just a few handpicked books we believe to be great resources for understanding and developing social skills.  

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

...a self-help classic that reads as a life manual. The core idea is that you can change other people’s behavior simply by changing your own. It teaches you the principles to better understand people, become a more likable person, improve relationships, win others over, and influence behavior through leadership.
— Dan Silvestre

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How To Talk To Anyone

Leil Lowndes

...this book is a plea for self-trust and a gentle guide to self-awareness. Instead of helping you become who you think you should be, The Art of Talking to Yourself hopes to introduce you to someone more interesting: who you are.

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Talking to Strangers

Malcom Gladwell

Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. 

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Crucial Conversations

Patterns; Grenny; McMillan; Switzler

Crucial Conversations gets you past the hard parts of dialogue and helps you achieve relationships that are real, productive, and that will enrich your life and career.

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Social Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

In Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging new science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most fundamental discovery: we are designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a “neural ballet” that connects us brain to brain with those around us.

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Boundaries

Dr. Henry Cloud; Dr. John Townsend

...Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.