In defense of people skills


Leadership blogger Dan McCarthy swears he'll read no more news stories about research into the traits of successful CEOs. A recent David Brooks column in The New York Times sent him around the bend. Brooks said research showed that warm, team-oriented CEOs are less likely to succeed. McCarthy argues that Brooks misinterprets. Plenty of studies show that people skills are crucial at the top, he writes on SmartBrief's SmartBlog on Workforce. "I think we collectively need to spend less time studying what makes a successful CEO, or leader, and more time developing those skills," he writes. Read what some others have to say about Brooks' column.

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