people skills


: the ability to work with or talk to other people in an effective and friendly way

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Recent Examples on the Web Redstone touted Bakish’s people skills and his business acumen. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 My big bet is on people skills, learning how to build people skills, communicating, knowing what to do when your camera falls off of your computer during a podcast interview. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024 Children need to learn mathematics, science, developing their people skills, getting fit, while protecting their innocence. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 This program, called Base Camp, is designed to instill the foundational people skills new leaders will need at Clari specifically. Kevin Kruse, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Additionally, though Tom is a narcissist with limited people skills, Dickie and Marge aren’t much better. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 Read the full Taurus Daily Horoscope Gemini (May 21 - June 21) Work your people skills! USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 In recent years, Bieniemy has reportedly interviewed for 15 NFL head coaching jobs without landing an offer, making some question his people skills and others lambaste teams for passing him over so many times. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 It’s supposed to be fun and teach girls at any level the Girls Scouts' five essential skills: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Katie Grant, Parents, 7 Feb. 2024

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“People skills.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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