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7 Best Articles on Social Skills

The most useful articles on social skills from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Social Skills Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on social skills by Refind users.

  1. McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of work
  2. Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School
  3. The Gut Microbiome Helps Social Skills Develop in the Brain
  4. Good conversations have lots of doorknobs
  5. Impact = Environment x Skills: How to make career decisions

Short Articles

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Social Skills, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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PNASNews

Cutting-edge news and reports from PNAS, one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals and an official journal of @theNASciences.

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Reforge

Reforge is the leading solution for advancing your career in Product and Growth.

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McKinsey & Company

Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. 130+ offices in 65+ countries.

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