Analyst on my team dozed off in an important meeting, has no sense of optics/perception and gets combative when I give him feedback. Good technical skills though. Tips on babysitting?

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^and if that step doesn't work, then withdraw reinforcement - ex, do not invite to him/her to meetings , no face time for coaching or mentoring. Think "time out" a la the British Supernanny show. Works wonders. Oh and don't forget to document everything.

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Be straight with him. Don’t try to sugarcoat or tiptoe around the problems he has on the soft skills front. Being painfully blunt might be the kick in the ass he needs

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