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|Author||: Robert Bolton|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A wall of silent resentment shuts you off from someone you love....You listen to an argument in which neither party seems to hear the other....Your mind drifts to other matters when people talk to you.... People Skills is a communication-skills handbook that can help you eliminate these and other communication problems. Author Robert Bolton describes the twelve most common communication barriers, showing how these ""roadblocks"" damage relationships by increasing defensiveness, aggressiveness, or dependency. He explains how to acquire the ability to listen, assert yourself, resolve conflicts, and work out problems with others. These are skills that will help you communicate calmly, even in stressful emotionally charged situations. People Skills will show you * How to get your needs met using simple assertion techniques * How body language often speaks louder than words * How to use silence as a valuable communication tool * How to de-escalate family disputes, lovers' quarrels, and other heated arguments Both thought-provoking and practical, People Skills is filled with workable ideas that you can use to improve your communication in meaningful ways, every day.
|Author||: R. Lefton,Victor Buzzotta|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
The pioneers of the Dimensional Model for managerial behavior demonstrate how to master skills that boost productivity Robert Lefton and Victor Buzzotta, cofounders of Psychological Associates, have revolutionized managerial procedure with their Dimensional Model--a behavioral standard that has been adapted and imitated by companies all over the world. Leadership Through People Skills outlines this model, as the authors explain in detail how people skills work and provide exercises designed to improve them. They also offer strategies for using these skills in the right situations, at the right times, in the right ways with direct reports, peers, and bosses. Managers will learn how to improve their: Sizing-up skills: interacting effectively through appropriate action Communication skills: strategies for finding out what others are thinking Motivational skills: giving people a compelling reason to do their best Adaptive skills: fitting actions to the people for whom they are intended
|Author||: Evan Berman,Dira Berman|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
Wouldn’t you like to achieve better work results, advance your career, navigate the workplace effortlessly, and more easily balance work success with personal well-being? Who doesn’t want the secret recipe for that? While there may not be a single, one size fits all answer, developing a people skills toolkit can put you on the right path. An exploration of the ways in which people skills can be acquired and developed, People Skills at Work discusses new career development tools, the role of professional commitment statements, psychological contracts, and how to work with difficult people. Manage interpersonal relationships in the workplace Improve communications with coworkers and constituencies Work with people of different ages, gender, and backgrounds Handle conflicts with co-workers and clients Shaped by the authors’ experience, the book reflects their professional and personal integration of many different sources of knowledge and experience. The book uses a practical approach to address critical social skills, career advancement and professionalism, and how the different career stages affect key relationships. Each chapter elucidates the development of a specific skill and includes examples, sets benchmarks, and examines the particular skill’s relationship to the other skills presented in the book. Good people skills are no longer on the "nice to have" list; in most work settings they are simply a must. Very few people can escape the reality that their success usually requires having good people skills, too. This book gives you the tools to improve interpersonal relationships, communications, job performance, and interaction with people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds.
|Author||: Dale Carnegie Training|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Have you ever walked away from a conversation full of doubts and insecurities? Do you feel as if you've lost a little ground after every staff meeting? Most people are either too passive or too aggressive in their business lives, and they end up never getting the support, recognition, or respect that they desire. The business leaders and trainers from Dale Carnegie Training® have discovered that applying appropriate assertiveness to all interactions is the most effective approach to creating a successful career. The 5 Essential People Skillsshows how to be a positively assertive, prosperous and inspired professional. Readers learn to: •Relate to the seven major personality types •Live up to their fullest potential while achieving personal success •Create a cutting-edge business environment that delivers innovation and results •Use Carnegie's powerhouse Five-Part template for articulate communications that grow business •Resolve any conflict or misunderstanding by applying a handful of proven principles Once readers know and can employ these powerful skills, they will be well on their way to a new level of professional and personal achievement.
|Author||: Trevor Throness|
|Editor||: Red Wheel/Weiser|
"The Power of People Skills is the eye-opening, invaluable, definitive guide to achieving success in your organization. Excellent!" —Marshall Goldsmith People are the problem. They're always the problem. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, inevitably the problem is some person at work—a colleague, subordinate, or boss. Handling people issues is every leader's major headache. It's what takes up the majority of their time and—more important—the bulk of their head space. Every leader can and must develop this most important of all management skills. The Power of People Skills will teach you that there's one primary difference between a great culture and a poor one: a great culture insists on having star players in every key seat, and a poor culture tolerates under performers. In this powerful book, you will learn how to: Make the people decisions that can double your results, relieve your stress, and cause team morale to soar. Attract and retain the very best talent. Deal with difficult people problems in an objective and kind way. Overcome the reluctance we all share to confront under performers. Permanently solve the problems causing most of your stress.
|Author||: Lynn Taylor|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office TyrantTM draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of “Short Attention Spans.” There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into “Bratty” and “Little Lost Lamb” categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips. When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOTTM) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead – and achieve career excellence. Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don’t leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.
|Author||: Peter Honey|
|Editor||: CIPD Publishing|
People skills are the key to success, yet they all depend on one fundamental insight: nobody knows for sure what you are thinking or feeling - they can respond only to your behaviour. Getting the best from others, therefore, means monitoring and modifying how you behave. This key principle should boost your effectiveness in the boardroom. From acting assertively and asking questions to brainstorming, coaching and fostering diversity, this text seeks to offer the tools for readers to transform their relationships with colleagues and get what they want at work. It now includes a diagnostic People Skills quiz to focus readers' thinking on the best places to start.
|Author||: Les Giblin|
|Editor||: Les Giblin Books|
Are you having problems with the boss? Wishing you could be a better spouse? Not communicating well with your employees? Having trouble building business relationships? Or would you just like to improve your people skills and your ability to make strong, lasting impressions on the men and women you meet every day? The solution is "Skill With People!" Les Giblin's timeless classic has what you need to get on the fast track to success at home, at work, and in business. Life lessons from the Master of basic people skills. Described as "the most wisdom in the least words", Skill With People has sold over 2 Million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Credited with transforming the lives of its many readers, Skill with People is a must-have for everyone's personal library.Communicate with impact. Influence with certainty. Listen with sensitivity. "Skill With People" shows you how!
|Author||: Gilbert Eijkelenboom|
Your analytical skills are incredibly valuable. However, rational thinking alone isn't enough. Have you ever: Presented an idea, but then no one seemed to care? Explained your analysis, only to leave your colleague confused? Struggled to work with people who are less analytical and more emotional? In such situations, people skills make the difference. And that's what this book focuses on: boosting your communication skills as an analytical thinker. Research shows people skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace, so start learning today. Filled with academic insights, exercises, and stories, this book will change your career. What you will learn Having fun and productive interactions, even with people who don't have an analytical personality Boost your confidence and increase your empathy Learn how to deal with small-talk you don't enjoy Advance your communication skills and build relationships (th)at work Become incredibly persuasive by avoiding the single mistake that almost everyone makes
|Author||: Michael Mintrom|
|Editor||: Georgetown University Press|
Policymaking is of its very nature a people-centered business-a good reason why highly effective policy analysts display not only superb technical expertise but excellent people skills as well. Those "people skills" include the ability to manage professional relationships, to learn from others about policy issues, to give presentations, to work in teams, to resolve conflict, to write for multiple audiences, and to engage in professional networking. Training programs for policy analysts often focus on technical skills. By working to enhance their people skills, policy analysts can increase their ability to produce technical work that changes minds. Fortunately, this unique book fills the gaps in such programs by covering the "people side" of policy analysis. Beyond explaining why people skills matter, this book provides practical, easy-to-follow advice on how policy analysts can develop and use their people skills. Each chapter provides a Skill Building Checklist, discussion ideas, and suggestions for further reading. People Skills is essential reading for anyone engaged in public policymaking and public affairs as well as all policy analysts. Completely changing how we think about what it means to be an effective policy analyst, People Skills for Policy Analysts provides straightforward advice for students of policy analysis and public management as well as practitioners just starting their professional lives.
|Author||: Andrew Floyer Acland|
|Editor||: Random House|
Perfect People Skills helps you to deal with other people effectively and how to be aware of your own behaviour too. Differences of direction and motivation, personality, ethnic group, gender, class and ability can all bring problems, as well as those challenges presented by 'difficult types'. The author provides some powerful ideas for preventing people problems, resolving conflict and building harmonious homes and workplaces. The book is comprehensive and yet concise and to-the-point. It is written in simple, clear language and is designed to be of immediate, practical benefit to readers in developing better relationships at work and outside work. Chapters include advice on: Grounding, Listening, Questioning, Empathising, Speaking, Negotiating, Proposing, Counselling, Confronting and Preventing. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from finding your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
|Author||: Zachary Wong|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
Zachary Wong offers practical strategies, skills, and tools to help project managers diagnose and solve their toughest people problems. Based on decades in the trenches, the book shows how to confront and correct bad behavior, increase team performance and inclusion, turn around difficult people and poor performers, get people to do what you want them to do, boost employee motivation and attitude, reduce change resistance and risk aversion, and manage difficult bosses. Wong believes that the best team leaders are problem-solvers and facilitators, so this book provides problem-solving models and tools to diagnose people problems, and facilitative methods, processes, and techniques to correct them. It's an approach that can be personalized to fit any person or situation. Each skill is explained with a well-balanced mix of case stories, examples, strategies, processes, tools, and techniques along with illustrations, graphics, tables, and other visuals to clarify key concepts and their workplace application. To reinforce the most important learnings, Wong includes a “Memory Card” and “Skill Summary” at the end of each chapter. Nothing is harder than leading people and managing project teams. Being successful takes a combination of knowing human psychology, organizational behaviors, and human factors; having supervisory, process, and communication skills; ensuring good teamwork, high integrity, and strong leadership; and having the ability to integrate and apply these skills to a diverse work team. The Eight Essential People Skills for Project Management is designed for individuals, team leaders, and managers who oversee and coordinate the daily performance of others and who are seeking solutions that they can apply immediately.
|Author||: Casey Hawley|
People skills, also known as interpersonal skills, are the key to success in work and life. It seems like common sense, but so many people have difficulty grasping and mastering the most effective ways to interact with others, especially in an increasingly digital world. In this book, readers get:- How-to advice on the foundations of effective communication, including listening, empathy, clarity, conversation skills, and diplomacy.- Examples of interactions in various work and life situations, including those that went well and those that didn't-with advice to improving outcomes.- Tips on understanding and maximizing nonverbal communication, such as facial expressions, voice tone, posture, and gestures.- How to courageously and assertively handle conflict and have difficult conversations, such as bad news, disagreements, apologies, and resignations.- Tips on profiling the audience, and public speaking to large or small groups.- Steps for being more influential and persuasive, collaborating effectively with partners, and knowing when to stay silent.- Dealing with differences, coping with difficult people, and identifying one's own unique gifts and style.
|Author||: Dave Kerpen|
What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire. In a world where we are constantly connected, and social media has become the primary way we communicate, the key to getting ahead is being the person others like, respect, and trust. Because no matter who you are or what profession you're in, success is contingent less on what you can do for yourself, but on what other people are willing to do for you. Here, through 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, you’ll learn to master the 11 People Skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home, and in life. For example, you’ll learn: · The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting · The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about · How to remain top of mind for thousands of people, everyday · Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news · How to blow off the right people · And why, when in doubt, buy him a Bonsai A book best described as “How to Win Friends and Influence People for today’s world,” The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful at work and outside of it.
|Author||: Robert E. Dittmer,Stephanie McFarland|
|Editor||: Red Wheel/Weiser|
Do you work with other people? Fellow employees; your boss; customers; vendors; colleagues? Of course, we all work in organizations comprised of people. People with whom we must have strong, positive relationships in order to ensure our own success as well as the organization's. Do we get any training or education on this key skill at our companies? Rarely. 151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills is constructed to help everyone do a better, more effective job of working with others. These ideas are culled from the study of human behavior, relationships, and communication. Everything here will help you be more effective, efficient and in control of your relationships with people. In this book you will: * Learn the difference between social intelligence and technical knowledge * Create friends, allies, and supporters * Learn how to analyze tough personal situations and solve them * Understand when and how to negotiate
|Author||: Casey Hawley|
People skills, also known as interpersonal skills, are the key to success in work and life. It seems like common sense, but so many people have difficulty grasping and mastering the most effective ways to interact with others, especially in an increasingly digital world. In this book, readers get: - How-to advice on the foundations of effective communication, including listening, empathy, clarity, conversation skills, and diplomacy. - Examples of interactions in various work and life situations, including those that went well and those that didn't-with advice to improving outcomes. - Tips on understanding and maximizing nonverbal communication, such as facial expressions, voice tone, posture, and gestures. - How to courageously and assertively handle conflict and have difficult conversations, such as bad news, disagreements, apologies, and resignations. - Tips on profiling the audience, and public speaking to large or small groups. - Steps for being more influential and persuasive, collaborating effectively with partners, and knowing when to stay silent. - Dealing with differences, coping with difficult people, and identifying one's own unique gifts and style.
|Author||: Suzanne Mccorkle,Stephanie Witt|
This book fills the need for a communication-based, public sector framed book. The authors combine just enough basic theory about communication with specific skill development in areas of immediate interest to those who work in the public sector. It also features a strong "practice" orientation, with plentiful boxed applications (Insights from the Field, Skill Development boxes, Case Studies). It concludes with an especially useful summary chapter that describes the ten essential skills for successful communication.
|Author||: Jerry Boyle|
|Editor||: R&L Education|
Teaching, like many service professions, requires the appropriate interpersonal skills. Although academic expertise is, and always will be, the foundation of instruction, educators must be able to translate their knowledge both affectively and effectively in order to better inform their students. It's All About People Skills provides teachers with information upon which they that can improve themselves in the classroom, calling to attention the necessity for interpersonal skills in order be successful in front of the classroom. Offering educators ‘print-to-practice’ instructional strategies, models of classroom management plans, and planning modules, It’s All About People Skills will not only improve teachers’ instructional delivery, and therefore engage more students in a positive school culture, but will also prepare teachers to meet the challenges of contemporary schooling—such as adapting to technology, working with home-schooled children, and addressing school violence.
|Author||: Steven W. Flannes PhD,Ginger Levin PMP, DPA|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
A Treasury of How-to Guidance for Project Success! People problems can really hurt your project, causing delays, eroding quality, increasing costs, and resulting in high levels of stress for everyone on the team. Yet if you're like most project managers, you've never been taught the soft skills necessary for managing tough people issues. Essential People Skills for Project Managers brings the key concepts of people skills into sharp focus, offering specific, practical skills that you can grasp quickly, apply immediately, and use to resolve these often difficult people issues. Derived from the widely popular original book, People Skills for Project Managers, this new version provides condensed content and a practical focus. • Apply project leadership techniques with confidence • Resolve conflicts and motivate team members • Help a team recover after a critical incident • Determine your team members' personal styles so you can work more effectively with them You'll also learn how to apply people skills for a more successful career and life! • Discover how to manage stress – personal and professional • Learn proven methods for managing your own career • Find out how to thrive in an atmosphere of change