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Practice Your Social Skills

The way to improve at anything is to practice.

Feedback is an important mechanism for practice. You try something, you get a response, and you use that response to adjust your output for next time. 

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Social Skills Are 80% Listening

Listening, the effort taken to correctly understand the social context and minds of other people, is probably more like 80% of social skills, with the last 20% being delivery of your message.

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Social Intelligence

Social intelligence, like common intelligence, is most likely a mix of innate predisposition and effortful learning

Some people, like it or not, have intrinsic personalities or capacities that make them more charismatic, likable, and socially intelligent. However, at the ...

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Coordinating With The People Around You

Coordinating With The People Around You

In large organizations, being a great programmer, designer or writer is useless if you can’t effectively coordinate with the people around you. And in bigger organizations, the people around you can easily become the biggest obstacle to that success.

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Listening Versus Speaking

It’s possible to be good at speaking but bad at listening or vice versa. A key part of effective speaking is understanding the listerners’ states of mind.

Many good speakers fail to land a joke, for instance, because they don’t understand very well how the person who i...

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The Cost of Bad Social Skills

Poor social skills are a real disadvantage because this is often seen as a moral failure rather than a merely intellectual one. 

Having good social skills is more risk-avoidance than reward-seeking. Having good social skills is about avoiding misfires which...

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Deliberate practice involves constant feedback and measurement

Practicing something without knowing if you are getting better is pointless.

  • Identify the most important metrics related to performance. Keep a record of them each time you practice.
  • Be careful of vanity metrics. For exampl...

Boost your willpower

  • The simplest way to get better at anything is to practice. As a weekly exercise, pick something you do in excess and stop for a week. After you've practiced for several weeks, try for longer.
  •  Find Adequate Distractions as a method of self-control.
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Improving skills

The best strategy for getting better at skills is deliberate practice. A good way to work on this is to divide it into 3: 

  • Practice the skill. 
  • Get timely feedback on how well you’re performing.
  • Focus on your weak points with selective drills and constrained practice.

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