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People Styles At Work...and Beyond : Making Bad Relationships Good And Good Relationships Better - Dorothy Grover Bolton

People Styles At Work...and Beyond

Making Bad Relationships Good And Good Relationships Better

Paperback Published: 28th May 2009
ISBN: 9780814413425
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Why is it so hard to work well with some people?

People Styles at Work...and Beyond presents a comprehensive, practical, and proven method readers can use to:

  • recognize how they come across to other coworkers
  • read others' body language and behavior to identify the best ways to work with them
  • make small adjustments that will dramatically increase the quality and productivity of their interactions
  • find common ground with different people while retaining their individuality
  • relate less defensively and more effectively-no matter how others act

The book reveals the strengths and weaknesses of four different people styles, providing practical techniques that work both on the job and off. Now including all new material on personal relationships, parenting, and more, this is the ultimate guide anyone can use to enhance even the most difficult relationships.

About the Authors

Robert Bolton, PhD, and Dorothy Grover Bolton, EDM, are known for their expertise in training trainers. They are cofounders of Ridge Associates, a training and consulting firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, and the authors of several books including the perennially popular People Styles at Work . . . And Beyond.

Introductionp. 1
Understanding Yourself and Others
No Wonder We Have People Problemsp. 7
People Are More Predictable than You Might Thinkp. 16
What's Your Style?p. 24
Two Keys to Understanding Peoplep. 28
See Yourself as Others See Youp. 38
The Driving Style and the Expressive Stylep. 43
The Amiable Style and the Analytical Stylep. 54
Make the Most of Your Giftsp. 63
Backup Styles: Extreme, Inappropriate, and Inflexible Behaviorp. 72
Coping with Backup Behaviorp. 82
Style Flex: A Key to Improved Relationships
The Style Flex Solution to People Differencesp. 91
Four Steps to Better Relationshipsp. 99
How to Identify Someone's Stylep. 107
Flexing in Special Situationsp. 117
Three Keys to Good Relationshipsp. 127
People Styles and Family Relationships
The Art of Loving Someone Very Different from Yourselfp. 137
Style-Based Parentingp. 147
Appendices
For Amiables Only: How to Flex to Each Stylep. 155
For Drivers Only: How to Flex to Each Stylep. 169
For Expressives Only: How to Flex to Each Stylep. 187
For Analyticals Only: How to Flex to Each Stylep. 202
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780814413425
ISBN-10: 0814413420
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 28th May 2009
Publisher: AMER MANAGEMENT ASSN INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised