You’ve made it this far without pouring time into human communication skills, so why do you need them? You’re not sure you like people anyway.
It’s simple. If you have goals, chances are high that you need to hone interpersonal skills to reach those goals.
Want to move into management? You need to manage, motivate and develop people. You need to diffuse tough people drama.
Want to become a thought leader? You will have to understand who your audience is and craft communication to speak to that audience.
Want to improve relationships with people from the comfort of your home office? People skills help you communicate with people behind the keyboard as well as away from keyboard.
Everything you do impacts people.
Dealing with people can feel messy and exhausting, but it doesn’t have to.
Like any new coding language or complex algorithm, you learn a system and just start building. You test and troubleshoot issues as they come up.
Identify a problem. Research possible solutions. Implement a solution. Test. Adjust. Try again.
That’s how you succeed technically.
That’s also how you succeed with people skills.
You don’t have to do the research on your own and invent the system. I found a proven system to boost your people skills. The system is based on 30+ years of brain research behind DISC. No, I didn’t create it. Unfortunately, human life spans aren’t long enough for me to spend 30 years researching before I can help you. I can’t wait that long. I want to help you now.
Not sure how to articulate what your goal is? Try this… What is the project you are most excited about right now?
What skills do you need to learn to be successful? Do any of them deal with people? I bet at least one of the big scary skills you need to learn are people-related.
Maybe I can help. I am here.