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November 4, 2019 43 min

In this episode of Devo Talks, you'll get the opportunity to listen to an amazing interview on the topic of soft skills and emotional intelligence with Benoit Chalifoux.  In this show, you'll learn what these skills are all about and how you can master them, so you can win in every aspect of your life.  My guest, Benoit, is no stranger to the topic of soft skills. He is an internationally sought out speaker on motivation, sales, and cross-cultural management in the world of business in Canada, Africa, and Europe.  He currently holds a position on the management faculty at the University of Quebec in Montreal (ESG UQAM) and is also the deputy director of international affairs.  Over the years Benoit has developed over 80 partnership agreements with the world's most prestigious universities while also maintaining his passion for encouraging and supporting various start-ups.  He holds an Executive Master in Business (EMBA) from the University of Paris Dauphine as well as a BAA and MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal (ESG UQAM).

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- Introducing Benoit Chalifoux - 1:44
- Benoit's journey from soccer to soft skills - 2:22
- The importance of soft skills in business - 9:03
- How can we develop soft skills in our own lives - 11:50
- Soft skill: Empathy - 12:57
- Soft skill: Communication - 13:52 
- Soft skill: Self-Control - 14:52
- Soft skill: Kindness - 15:34
- Soft skill: Self-Discipline - 15:55 
- Soft skill: Motivation - 22:05
- Three skills to empower those on your team - 24:10
- Soft skill: Self-Awareness -  25:38
- Soft skill: Social-Awareness - 29:10
- How to step out of your comfort zone - 32:20
- Final words of wisdom to encourage - 39:14
- How to connect with Benoit - 41:48


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