The future’s most essential skill is Social Intelligence. Here's why:
Social Intelligence isn’t about our social lives or our social media savvy. And it’s not an intelligence score like IQ.
Social intelligence transforms how people think, act and react – how they process and interpret events, how they behave toward others, and how they emotionally respond. Yet it doesn't come naturally.
By learning to recognize and manage our cognitive biases – the distorted thoughts that negatively influence our behavior – we increase our social intelligence. We become more effective in our interactions with others and more successful in our work.
Socially intelligent people excel in many ways:
- They are better leaders.
- They're more engaged with their work.
- They're more influential
This video from TRACOM® gives a good introduction of why social intelligence is needed to overcome biases and improve our success with others.