Social Skills

How to Handle Difficult Conversations

References: Bowdon, T. (2007). 50 psychology classics who we are, how we think, what we do: Insight and inspiration from 50 key books. London: Nicholas Brealey Pub. Stone, D., & Patton, B. (1999). Difficult conversations: How to discuss what matters most. New York, N.Y.: Viking. Handling Difficult Conversations Whether in the context of interpersonal relationships, […]

4 Simple Steps to Improved Social Skills

Developing Good ‘People Skills’ Whether dealing with co-workers, family members, friends or any other conceivable group of people, communicating well—or, having strong “people skills”—does seem to go a long way. Often times, interpersonal conflict arises when we fail to communicate properly, or so psychologist Robert Bolton would argue. Bolton, who published his seminal work in 1979, “People […]