quote by Linda Darling-Hammond

In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills.

— Linda Darling-Hammond

Lavish Interpersonal Skills quotations

Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together.


Interpersonal skills quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

You're talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.

Interpersonal skills quote When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.
When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.

The amateur salesman sells products; the professional sells solutions to needs and problems.

We must not let the actions or words of others determine our responses.

Magnanimous people make the choice to respond to the indignities of others based upon their own principles and their own value system rather than their moods or anger.

Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.


Interpersonal skills quote The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingnes
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation.

It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there," stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

How you treat the one reveals how you regard the many, because everyone is ultimately a one.

I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.

Interpersonal skills quote Straight roads do not make skillful drivers
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers

You can't talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into!

If you want to have a more pleasant, cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, empathic, consistent, loving parent. If you want to have more freedom, more latitude in your job, be a more responsible, a more helpful, a more contributing employee.


Treat them all the same by treating them differently.

Interpersonal skills quote Skill to do comes of doing.
Skill to do comes of doing.

When air is charged with emotions, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection.

To Retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.

Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike.

Interpersonal skills quote Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

To receive gratitude with grace is a form of gratitude by itself, and not always an easy art to master.


When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.

People with a scarcity mentality think there is only so much in the world to go around. It's as if they see life as a pie. When another person gets a big piece, then they get less. Such people are always trying to get even, to pull others down to their level so they can get an equal or even bigger piece of the pie.

Interpersonal skills quote Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at
Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.

We often say that someone has exceptional political or social savvy, but what specific cognitive skills allow these people to handle interpersonal situations so effectively? Typically, socially skilled people are exceptional at recognizing underlying agendas, anticipating the probable effects and likely unintended consequences of a chosen course of action. These specific capabilities determine one's "people smarts."

You can't talk your way out of a situation you acted you way into.

While most of today's jobs do not require great intelligence, they do require greater frustration tolerance, personal discipline,organization, management, and interpersonal skills than were required two decades and more ago. These are precisely the skills that many of the young people who are staying in school today, as opposed to two decades ago, lack.


Interpersonal skills quote Skill is better than strength.
Skill is better than strength.

Whether or not we belong to a church or service organization or have a job that provides meaningful service opportunities, not a day goes by that we can't at least serve one other human being by making deposits of unconditional love.

Believe it or not, Marshal, I believe in talk therapy, basic interpersonal skills. I have this radical idea that if you treat a patient with respect and listen to what he's trying to tell you, you just might reach him. (87)