November 19, 2007
Cutting Through the "Interpersonnal Skills" Myths
The Wall Street Journal reports that CEOs that have certain traits (persistence, attention to detail, efficiency, analytical skills, and setting high standards) do much better than those that feature the common traits pushed by many academics in business and law schools (strong oral communication ability, teamwork, flexibility/adaptability, enthusiasm, and listening skills). Some academics even claim the later skills as gender related. Once again the world has intruded on wishful theory.
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