Now the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand studies on relationships and spells out the key findings in plain English. The advice is not based on one person's unique experiences or opinions, but offers for the first time the research of noted scientists studying the lives and loves of average Americans.
Confident Conversations is the first book of it's kind. It teaches conversation skills through answering 38 tough questions people ask about the Quixtar business. If you hesitate talking to other people about your business or you stumble over your words, than this book is for you.
This book teaches you the mechanics and spirit of Nonviolent Compassionate Communication to cure "Niceitis," a hereditary disease. It shows how being Mr. or Ms. Nice Guy or Gal is a form of violence to yourself and others, and an escape from a fully lived life. It takes you on a journey from the false choice of being either a depressed doormat, or an aggressive bully, to an effective, enlightened assertion of yourself. It provides principles and tools for self-responsible, non-judgmental, clear and conscious honesty.
Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life: Attention to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships. Acceptance of ourselves and others just as we are. Appreciation of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament. Affection shown through holding and touching in respectful ways. Allowing life and love to be just as they are, with all their ecstasy and ache, without trying to take control.
Make the best impression at work -- on Mars or Venus.
John Gray, who changed the way people view gender differences with his #1 international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, now brings his insights to the business world. In How to Get What You Want at Work, Gray analyzes the ways men and women misunderstand and misinterpret each other in the workplace, and he offers practical advice on reducing unnecessary conflict and frustration.
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.
This is the essential guide to take your work life to new heights of success, effectiveness, and fulfillment. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with successful people, this is a practical and inspirational look at the new rules of business: how to forge the relationships that will get you your next job, your next career, or your next loyal client.
Men and women are different -- there's no denying it. So why do we constantly expect the same actions and feelings from them? This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship.
You'll learn the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of four different "people styles" and how these characteristics can clash and create stress. You'll also master proven techniques for reconciling those styles and leveraging differences toward common goals. A practical approach to help you handle "people differences" on the job, People Styles at Work is a crucial tool that will let you work more effectively with anyone and everyone in your organization!
Relationship Selling teaches a simple, but effective strategy - how to increase sales and keep customers happy by building strong business relationships. The book offers ways to produce great results without hard-sell tactics. Complete with checklists, key ideas, charts, forms and specific how-to's.
Written by celebrated psychologist-matchmaker, Dr. Kate Wachs, Relationships For Dummies is a source of inspiration and ideas on how to find and keep a healthy relationship. Whether you’ve just started dating or have been together with that special someone for years, Dr. Kate can help you:
Tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship
Have a more loving, fun-filled relationship
Enjoy a more vibrant and satisfying sex life
Work through most relationship problems
Find the positive and the fun in every relationship stage
In this companion volume to his bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, Goleman persuasively argues for a new social model of intelligence drawn from the emerging field of social neuroscience. Describing what happens to our brains when we connect with others, Goleman demonstrates how relationships have the power to mold not only human experience but also human biology. In lucid prose he describes from a neurobiological perspective sexual attraction, marriage, parenting, psychopathic behaviors and the group dynamics of teachers and workers.
Fathers know that doing things with their daughters is important. Shared activities build trust and self-esteem, show how much dads care, and allow everyone to cut loose and have fun. But even fathers who can beat the generation and gender gaps that make them feel awkward can’t always dream up cool places to go or mutually enjoyable things to do. Like the coach of their favorite team, dads need a game plan, and that’s exactly what Joe Kelly provides in Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide.
Appropriate for girls of any age, the guide enables dads to grab their daughters by the hand and say “Let’s go…”
This book shows readers who are struggling in their marriage the steps to take to strengthen and rebuild their marriage relationship. The practical solutions are built on the basic steps that are explained in The DNA of Relationships. Smalley uses fictional couples (based on real client experience) who are grappling with real-life problems ranging from work and family priority balance issues to extramarital affairs. Through the telling of the stories of real couples going through the step-by-step counseling process, the book provides a tool to help both partners identify destructive relationship habits and explains how to begin the rebuilding process.
"Everything in life that truly matters can be boiled down to relationships." That’s why Gary Smalley says it’s so important to learn safe, healthy relating patterns. The DNA of Relationships will help you to understand how you’re designed to be in three exciting and fulfilling types of relationships. It teaches you the main barriers to great relationships and how to construct satisfying relationships with those close to you – your spouse, best friend, your son, even co-workers and neighbors.
In THE FRED FACTOR, motivational speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Where others might see delivering mail as monotonous drudgery, Fred sees an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those he serves. In this book we learn the simple steps each of us can take to transform our own lives from the ordinary – into the extraordinary. Sanborn reveals the four basic principles that will help us bring fresh energy and creativity to our life and work: how to make a real difference everyday, how to become more successful by building strong relationships, how to create real value for others without spending a penny, and how to constantly reinvent yourself, excel in your career and make your life extraordinary. Each of us has the potential be a Fred.
“The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’ … Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point, and as with all successfully written business books, it will provoke thought and probably action as well.”
A visual exploration of how the brain develops throughout our lives.
Just as neurons communicate through mutual stimulation, brains strive to connect with one another. Louis Cozolino shows us how brains are highly social organisms. Balancing cogent explanation with instructive brain diagrams, he presents an atlas of sorts, illustrating how the architecture and development of brain systems—from before birth through adulthood—determine how we interact with others.
The Secret Language of Relationships shows how astrology can craft a relationship profile between any two individuals born during any two weeks of the year. The result is an indispensable guide to getting the most out of every relationship.
Dr. Grandin and Barron address the social challenges those with autism and Asperger's face, explaining in the process how confusing and illogical normal societal rules can be. They also address the "unwritten rules" that most children understand instinctively but are a mystery to those on the spectrum. They teach how to trust feelings, be assertive in a positive way, and deal with negative people and situations.
Friendship may be coming into vogue as a topic, and Rath takes a pragmatic rather than philosophical approach. He explores the inherent value of friendships and says that the need for friends goes beyond commonality or companionship; in particular, he devotes a section to friendship at work, which, unlike many companies and managers, Rath sees as a positive force. Rath's research shows that employees who have a best friend in the office are more productive, more likely to engage positively with customers, share new ideas and stay longer in a job. Rath shows that many people succeed or fail based on the support and involvement of their best friends. Rath posits eight vital roles friends play: some are champions for each other; some collaborate; some connect people with others; and some build each other up through encouragement and trust.
In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how to make accentuating the positive and redirecting the negative the best tools to increase productivity, instead of creating situations that demoralize people. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents and more committed spouses in their happier and more successful personal lives.
What People Want, for the first time, addresses the changing demographics and differences in the workplace to highlight what matters most in employee-manager relationships. Based on first-of-its-kind research that assessed the needs of hundreds of professionals across a variety of industries, Terry Bacon explores in-depth the seven most important needs-for trust, challenge, self-worth, competence, appreciation, excitement, and an ability to develop and sustain an identity of merit.
Trying to make the agonizing decision whether to get out of a troubled, potentially life-wrecking relationship is the specific ambivalence this book addresses. The reader is offered a focused way to deal with one critical issue at a time rather than sort endlessly through the whole messy bundle of emotional pros and cons. Kirshenbaum's expertise allows her to pinpoint the pertinent questions.