studies demonstrate that working with people is the most stressful part of a
job. In her book, Asia School of Business Senior Associate Dean, Professor
Loredana Padurean explores this topic in 10 candid and authentic interviews,
with professional managers and academic leaders from Asia School of Business
and MIT Sloan.
response the complexities of working with people, she proposes 10 essential
skills identified from her experience as an academic leader, skills that she
coined as “smart”, (to replace the “soft”), such as validation, emotional
maturity, followership, cognitive readiness, humility, productive inclusion and
more. In the 10 interviews, you will hear how “regular” people navigate the
complex waters of working with others, will get practical suggestions about how
to develop your own smart skills, and realize that you are also one of the
people that makes the job harder than it should be!