Understand what others need and respond appropriately.
You might have great ideas and be highly accomplished, but if you struggle to connect with other people you won’t be successful leading them. You need interpersonal skills to recognize and assess what others need. These skills involve not only listening to others, but also include noticing social cues that communicate how others are thinking and feeling, even if they don’t say so outright.
Interpersonal savvy helps you read and address relationships appropriately and at the right time. As business becomes more complex and as your career evolves, it’s likely you will ...