Friday, October 1, 2010

People Skills Are More Than Leader Skills - They're Life Skills

It is an interesting fact that most of the skills that make a manager a leader - the people skills - are really life skills. The ability to listen is crucial to successful relationships, whether with employees, customers, friends or family. The skills involved in resolving conflict, which are vital in the workplace, are just as powerful and valuable when used to avoid family arguments. The ability to show gratitude,'s a long list.

So one good reason for a manager to learn how to be a better leader is that it will make him a better human being.

This is the topic of discussion in the 7th segment in a series of 8 video clips, in which Meredith Bell interviews me on the topic of leadership development.

In case you missed the first 6 videos in the series...

#1 - 4 Vital Things Every Leader Must Do

#2 - Why People Usually DON'T Give Their Best Effort

#3 - Leader Skills Are NOT Enough

#4 - Leaders Learn Best ON THE JOB, Not in the Classroom

#5 - Leadership Habits Take Time to Ingrain

#6 - Learn from Experience with 5 Magic Questions

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

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