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Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This book is written much better than most business books: it cuts to the chase, gives good examples, and doesn't go on and on about simple concepts as if you were too stupid to get it the first time. It breaks failure down to 11 mentalities that derail CEOs in their rise to (or fall from) the top. This is great advice for ANY manager or executive, and a quick read too. I take much of this advice to heart when I manage others in my current job. A must read!"
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Harry Chambers has written a book that really says something. You're career will get a big boost if you follow his guidelines. Yes, I've read a lot of these self-help get-ahead books, but this one cuts to the chase with the correct advice."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This is an important book. I think it is a critical read for anyone who has been abused, used or taken advantage of. It is important for the individual to understand why and how they got to be in the position and how they aquired the 'Disease to Please'."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "The book provides a person with my background (a science nerd turned into a hi-tech manager) well founded, well explained and 100% scientific approach to business communications. It teaches HOW to take 100% responsibility for listening and speaking. It is easy to advice not to react emotionally to what other person says, and everybody does it in their books. In contrast, this book teaches techniques that make emotional reaction unnecessary, without any artificial self control."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "I find it very refreshing when a book gives me permission to use notes of paper rather than a planner, handle paper more than once when it crosses my desk, and allows me to actually have a desk with things on it. Why, they even let you have a junk drawer, or HandyDrawer for those things I just might need someday (as long as I clean it out once in awhile).
The authors of How to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself have done just that, and help us identify ourselves within the Ten Operational Styles: Hopper, Perfectionist Plus, Allergic to Detail, Fence Sitter, Cliff Hanger, Everything Out, Nothing Out, Right Angler, Pack Rat, or Total Slob. And we don't even have to fit perfectly into any one, so we can adapt our organizing system according to several different styles."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback:"This is the best MBTI [Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator] resource book I've found to date...The first part of this compact, well-written book introduces the MBTI in very easily understood language. Somewhat predictabily there is a self-test/check list to determine one's preferences in personality type.
The next section discusses each type in depth and is illustrated with drawings, which add greatly to the book's appeal and readability. Illustrations of what each type does that irritates the other are particularly helpful. Other issues are addressed and contrasted as well.
This is a rich resource book that you will be glad to have and use!"
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "I've read around 20 books on personal achievement, self improvement, and psychology this year and out of all those books, this book is my favorite. It has everything. After reading this book, not only will you have a greater knowledge of human behavior but you will also apply these incredible concepts into your living. One of my favorite chapters was the goal setting. Tracy not only shows you how to set goals but most importantly, especially to people who feel lost in this world, he guides you to discover what is your ultimate passion in life."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This book is worth its weight in gold. No hocus-pocus quick fixes here - just common sense in short chapters on a myriad of methods human beings use to screw life up for themselves - or should I say "ourselves"? I saw myself on many pages, to one degree or another, and the "Usable Insights" were actually useful!! Very few authors go as far at stripping away the delusions people hide behind as Dr. Goulston. For anyone who REALLY wants to get to the nitty-gritty about how self-sabotage is hurting him/her, this book is a true gift!"
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Absolutely the most worthwhile book- period- I have ever read. I consider Allen's techniques and insights invaluable, and can honestly say my life is changed for the better by having learned them. I recommend this book to anybody who will listen, and am reading it through for the third time myself. Praise enough? Do yourself a favor and get this book."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Most people are concerned with efficiency, staying busy, this book is about effectiveness--getting things done. Before reading SuperSelf, I was one of those people who always lamented; "If only I had more time" Now I have the time. Givens provides actual strategies to get twice as much done in half the time and actually have even more time for family, recreation or whatever you want to do. Excellent book and a must read for anyone who wants to achieve more."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Dr Covey has put together one of the best works ever. The key word in the title is "habits", no thinking about, setting goals to do something, swishing or anchoring yourself, but actually developing habits and actually doing it. I've read this book several times and I get something new out of it every time."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Smeed's well organized book extremely readable…and the reader will gain self-confidence and feel a motivating permission to excel."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "I bought this book 5 years ago and since then I bought and read plenty of similar. But this one really presents, in a plain and practical language, all the subjects (and problems) I meet in my daily work!"
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "The number-one reason for a firing, report a number of studies, is not incompetence. Rather, it's a murky area that, for lack of a better name, is called "personality differences." Behavioral and management consultant Bramson addresses the issue of correcting behavior before a pink slip arrives. First he outlines the commitment to change and then the steps needed for change, which range from figuring out goals to repairing one's image."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This really is a wonderful book. If I follow even half of the author's suggestions, I'll never need to read another self improvement book again. It has excellent advice on ways to communicate more assertively and the types of speech habits to avoid which diminish your credibilty with listeners.It's written clearly and in a very entertaining way. The examples are wonderful."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "Over 140,000 readers have raised their self-esteem with Asserting Yourself. New examples of the Bowers' celebrated DESC scripts, showing readers how to state their needs without crumpling before negative replies, make this popular assertiveness handbook more useful than ever. Other additions include assessment worksheets and improved stress-reducing skills."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This book is exactly what the title says it is - a workbook for relaxation and stress reduction - and its user-friendly style enables the reader to dip into any chapter at will and derive something useful and informative from it. The book's orientation is very much a holistic approach and the authors' emphasis on mental coping methods dovetails nicely with the chapters on reducing physical stress symptoms. I found the progressive relaxation guidance (including instructions for creating your own tape) particulary well done and helpful."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "If you only read one book about personal psychology or self help, this is the one to choose. Almost any time I have a difficult problem, I can consult this book and realize where I am not bringing enough awareness or responsibility to my life. The most important lesson Branden teaches in this book is that no one is coming to save you, but in the process, he gives you the tools to save yourself."
Reviwer/Reader Feedback: "In a clear, conversational tone, Rosen covers seemingly every possible reason, response, interpretation and lesson that can be attached to unpleasant relationships. They can serve as mirrors, wake-up calls or chances to stand up for ourselves or to become more forgiving. They can help us develop 'latent qualities,' rectify the past or prepare for the future. With quotes, summaries and exercises throughout this thoughtful book, Rosen thoroughly explores new ways to view personal conflicts and to use them for healing."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "This book tells not how to manage your boss but how to manage yourself in the relationship with your boss. Based on extensive research, the book maps the patterns of people's responses to authority and provides guidance on how to change yourself and the relationship to be more effective."
Reviewer/Reader Feedback: "The book is divided into 14 broad categories of management activity, ranging from communicating successfully to managing your boss. Each category is accompanied by checklists taken from firms such as Humana and General Electric."
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