LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the importance of interpersonal skills

According to LinkedIn data, American workers are lacking in something that might surprise you: interpersonal skills. It’s something that matches up with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner‘s own personal message about the importance of leading compassionately.

“It’s interesting because a lot of people are fixated on technology… But what we found when we did our skills gap analytical work is interpersonal skills, the gap there is roughly three times higher than software engineering in the United States,” Weiner told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday.

Interpersonal skills, according to Weiner, are the kind that most anyone can develop.

“We’re talking about communication, reasoning, team coordination. Jobs in customer service, sales development, business development, education all require those kinds of skills,” he said. “These kinds of interpersonal skills you can pick up in classes that are online, increasingly, and it’s wonderful to see that there’s a rise in the amount of courses being offered and the number of providers who are increasingly thinking about where the jobs are and will be and the skills required to obtain those jobs.”

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