Social Intelligence vs. Technical Knowledge
Though we spend the vast majority of our lives developing our technical capabilities to make us attractive in the job market, few of us put specific focus on developing our people skills.
But it is the people skills—also known as social intelligence—that determine our overall long-term success. After all, we don’t work in a vacuum; we work with other people, in a myriad of situations and circumstances.
Using the description of social intelligence given here, rate yourself on each factor and assess how well you measure up. Then make a plan to address any shortcomings.
Think about it for a moment. Just about anyone can learn technical skills associated with his or her area of interest. ...