"Just because you have two ears and a mouth, doesn't mean you know how to communicate." -- A Mother's Advice To Her Son.
Despite it importance, few people spend the time to really understand it or to improve the component skills of interpersonal communication. So you might way, the competition is weak.
Still, at some point in climbing the organizational latter, your skills in this area will either make you or break you. Make the investment in interpersonal communication skills, it will pay off many times over.
TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION: Using the Full-Duplex Method to drastically reduce miscommunication
LISTENING Skills: Six types of listening: Five that improve listening and one that doesn't
NONVERBAL Communication: How to better read face and hear the meaning in tones and intonation
The Use of QUESTIONS: Eight types of questions that shape a conversation
Your RELATIONSHIPS: How to generate positive impressions, increase trust, & be better liked
SELF-TALK: What psychology tells us about how to think to accomplish difficult tasks