Interview

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Hitting a hard bottom line with soft skills at CB Nesbitt & Co

N° 278, July 2017

Interpersonal dysfunctions in senior management teams have a big impact on ROI in the experience of angel investor Scott Sill. As a result, Sill now prioritizes what he calls “people analysis” as highly as market analysis.

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This month's selection

Dealing with difficult people in the workplace

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Based on The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work de Jody Foster et Michelle Joy (Hachette Books, March 2017), “7 Practical Tips for Increasing Empathy,” by Anne Loehr “How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship,” by Dorie Clark and an interview with Scott Sill Managing Director, CB Nesbitt & Co (June 2017).

Improve your learning: don’t give in to digital amnesia!

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Based on Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything, by Ulrich Boser (Rodale, 2017) and an interview with Daniel Rosenthal CEO of Logics System, Israel (June 2017).

Focus

How to unplug and take a vacation (yes, even you)

N° 278, July 2017

Based on an interview with Gil Gordon, author of Turn It Off : How to Unplug From the Anytime-Anywhere Office Without Disconnecting Your Career (June 2017), “The Professional’s Guide to a Stress-Free Vacation” by Carolyn O’Hara (Harvard Business Review, 14 August 2014), “3 Negative Messages You Send Your Boss When You Don’t Disconnect While on Vacation” by Michel Theriault (Forbes, 4 May 2017) and “The Right Way to Unplug When You’re on Vacation” by Alexandra Samuel (Harvard Business Review, 15 july 2014).