Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of a book, Hal Urban -- parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic "Life's Greatest Lessons" -- shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives -- both our own and those around us.
Ken Blanchard coauthor of The One Minute Manager (R) and The On-Time, On-Target Manager Positive Words, Powerful Results is a delight. Don't miss buying it.
Pat Croce author of I Feel Great and You Will Too! and Lead or Get Off the Pot! Hal Urban is the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century. His words will help you choose yours more deliberately.
Pat Williams Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic Every parent, teacher, coach, and boss needs to read these wise principles. This old world will be a far better place.
Robin Sharma author of the national bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari A most insightful and thoughtful book from a most insightful and thoughtful man. Read it and grow.
Thomas Lickona author of Character Matters and Raising Good Children If you want to complain less, compliment more, and use words to transform your life and the lives of others, read this gem of a book and put its priceless wisdom into practice.
|Preface: There's Nothing New Under the Sun ...||p. xi|
|Introduction: Two Simple Reasons for Writing This Book||p. xiii|
|The Origins and Influence of Words|
|Words Make Us Human||p. 3|
|Words Can Change Lives||p. 11|
|Words Can Hurt and Offend||p. 21|
|Words Come from the Heart||p. 35|
|Words Are Choices||p. 43|
|The Win-Win Rewards of Positive Words|
|Joyful Words Celebrate Life||p. 57|
|Affirming Words Inspire Others ... and Ourselves||p. 67|
|Loving Words Build and Heal Relationships||p. 81|
|Gracious Words Show Respect and Gratitude||p. 92|
|Funny Words Make Us Laugh||p. 105|
|Four Places Where Positive Words Can Work Wonders|
|Affectionate Words Build Strong Families||p. 119|
|Gentle Words Teach Kindness in Our Schools||p. 135|
|Supportive Words Boost Morale and Results at Work||p. 149|
|Encouraging Words Enhance Performance and Fun in Sports||p. 160|
|Two Final Thoughts on the Power of Positive Words|
|Kind Words in Writing Become Lasting Treasures||p. 177|
|Positive Words Add Joy to Life ... but Only in the Living||p. 187|
|Summary and Conclusion: Always Have Something Good to Say||p. 197|
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Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th April 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1