Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Importance of People Skills

Great leaders have never been quiet. They've always let their voices and ideas be heard. Have you ever heard of a leader who made an impact through his ideas without voicing them? If one wants to make an impact on the world, he has to have a platform where people can hear him. 

It’s Just another reason why interaction with the public through public speaking and/or conversation is so important. No one has ever said that social skills make a man--but they do. In the long run, success and happiness is related to the development of the social skills with others. 

Peak Performance Expert Peter Murphy, author of the book How to Communicate with Unstoppable Confidence in 20 Days or Less, has listed many reasons why people skills are so important to ensure a particular person's well-being and their successful status in the world. Here is a sample of them: 

1. According to Murphy, your communication skills, not your technical ability, is what moves you ahead of the competition. 

2. Murphy says making a difference is one of the most satisfying aspects of life on this planet. But having the intention to do something good is not enough. Getting people to join you or stand up and listen is crucial, and this cannot be done with proper people skills.

3. Murphy believes true success is a team effort. While yes, success can be achieve alone, who will stand up and take notice when you've achieved that success if you don't have the right communication skills that will get them to listen to what you have to offer. Plus, supporters, helpers, and motivators are important, he adds.

4. Joblessness is becoming the standard throughout the world, says Murphy. In this day and age, many need to change their job or move to a new field. A smooth and successful transition during this process requires proper people skills. 

5. The executives, CEOs, and well-paid professionals at most companies are the ones that network extensively and know everyone they work with. They are the ones that get people to support them, stand up for them, and welcome their influence through good work relationships. This obviously requires the best communication skills. 

6. It's important to remember your greatest achievements at the end of your life, says Murphy, but the greatest achievements are the ones that are remembered by the people who live after you. "When you get to the end of your life," he writes, "do you want titles or testimonials?"

20 comments:

  1. That is true. The most effective leaders are the ones that can easily deal with all kinds of people. It is also vital in enabling you to work effectively within a team. If you can't work with a team, no matter how smart or skilled you are, finding success won't be easy.

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  2. Very well said. I agree that people with good social and public speaking skills do tend to enjoy a high level of success then those who do not possess these qualities. My question is how much of our social skills are predetermined by our personality type and how much of it is a behavior that any one can learn?

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  3. I agree, people that possessed great communication and social skills really well accomplished individuals in their chosen field. Let's just take a look at to those government officials that run the office, they are one of the best example for this people skills.

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  4. Some are born leaders and they distinguish themselves spontaneously with any for mal training. When they speak it is like the magnet that attracts. Its a gift. There are many who get trained , they may be are experts but many never gain popularity. Public speaking by the genius is like sowing. It produces a great positive change. When they speak it becomes fruitful

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  5. A great person is always a challenger and unstoppable until they reach the peak. Peter Murphy has listed good reasons and this blog gives good example on his law. Becoming a great leader also brings is responsibility, so a true leader is always socialized.

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  6. I know everybody wants to be a leader rather than follower. But it depends on your skills. A leadership needs to learn. I have learned a lot from this article. Hopefully one day I know how to be a successful person.

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  7. This article say it all.One can never be a great leader if one has no voice to let others know whats he has in mind.And having the ability to interact is one of the qualification a great leader must have.And because everybody wants to become a good leader this will help us a lot.

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  8. Reality checks all the leader know only how to talk. But seldom you will see their works or their promise haven't materialize. Looks like as if they are using the positions just for their personal issue.

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  9. This is a beautiful article! It gives me reasons to value my skills more than ever. Indeed as Murphy said, I also believe that at the end of our life, it is important to remember our greatest achievements and that the greatest achievements are the ones that are remembered by the people who live after us. Well said!

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  10. I agree with the article. Being a leader myself, I know the importance of making connections with other people. It is also truly important to work WITH others and not just have them work for you.

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  11. if we wannna succed in our life, we need hard skill and sofskill. but less people have soft skill. most poeple comcern hard skill only

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  12. this is a good piece of motivation for people who lacks the skills of communication by working it out. When you are not equipped with communication skills nobody would ever listen or noticed you. This is a good way to realize that communication is indeed important for any one to succeed.

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  13. What I read here in this article are all true to life facts. Great leaders are definitely those who can speak their minds, and have the confidence to do so. They are also the ones who can really associate themselves and relate to the different sectors and people surrounding him. I definitely think that this article is pointing in to the core of the importance of leadership.

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  14. It is not about weather a great leader was quiet or not but about what he/she says. Take for example one of the greatest leaders of the world-Napoleon or Hitler (Put aside whatever he did and just focus on his leadership qualities). He is said to have been an introvert and a reserved person who didn't speak much but some of the greatest and the most inspiring quotes have been by him.

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  15. Talents and skills are very important to man kind, without skills it is very hard to shine in our life, your article gives the important aspects of the skills which is required.

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  16. Thant is the reason that most of the concerns are looking for candidate with good communication skills. The ability to communicate with others and get the work out from them is the most important task among workers.

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  17. I definitely agree when Murphy said that It's all about good communication skills. Without this skills noone will know what you know or even if you try to let them know, it will sound force considering you can't effectively share your idea.

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  18. this is very informative article to improve the skills which you have. the writer has tried to enhance your skills very beautiful. after reading this article you have an ambitious to communicate with the world. you can easily cope with the hurdles and can earn easily by using your skills beautifully. I am agreed with murphy's sayings.

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  19. Leadership,everybody wants to become a leader that help us a lot. Great leader bring responsibility, needs to learn more things.This article is One of the best i read, the importance to became a leader and help with other people.

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  20. I agree that interpersonal and communication skills are important. Being able to speak publicly is important, but so is having day to day conversations with people. Listening is just as important as speaking.

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