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Relationships & Personal Communication Summaries

Building a good rapport with your colleagues doesn’t mean you have to go out partying with them every night. But work colleagues who get along have a record of working better and more efficiently together than co-workers who rub each other up the wrong way. So get the chemistry right between you and your team members.

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How to Influence People
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John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan

Nelson Publishers, 2013

(7)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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Stephen R. Covey

Free Press, 2004

(10)

The 3rd Alternative
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Stephen R. Covey

Free Press, 2011

(8)

How to Say Anything to Anyone
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Shari Harley

Greenleaf Book Group, 2013

(8)

Conversational Intelligence
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Judith E. Glaser

Bibliomotion, 2013

(7)

The App Generation
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Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

Yale UP, 2013

(7)

How to Win Friends and Influence People
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Dale Carnegie

Pocket Books, 1994

(9)

Humble Inquiry
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Edgar H. Schein

Berrett-Koehler, 2013

(8)

Crucial Conversations
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Kerry Patterson et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2002

(9)

First, Break All the Rules
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Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Simon & Schuster, 1999

(9)

The Speed of Trust
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Stephen M.R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill

Free Press, 2006

(8)

Give and Take
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Adam Grant

Viking Press, 2013

(7)

The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook
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Charles H. Green and Andrea P. Howe

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

(7)

Painless Performance Conversations
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Marnie E. Green

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(8)

Conversation Transformation
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Ben E. Benjamin et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2012

(7)

Positive Intelligence
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Shirzad Chamine

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(7)

The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book
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Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Fireside, 2005

(9)

Startup Life
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Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

How Will You Measure Your Life?
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Clayton M. Christensen et al.

HarperBusiness, 2012

(8)

The 8th Habit
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Stephen R. Covey

Free Press, 2004

(9)

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
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Amy Cuddy

TED Conferences LLC, 6/2012

(9)

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Relationships & Personal Communication

You don’t have to go bowling or to the movies with your colleagues, but it certainly makes for a better work environment if everyone gets along. Personality conflicts and professional disagreements are normal when you spend 40 or so hours together every week. Productivity and morale can suffer, though, when employees allow their personal differences to poison the workplace.

If a lack of teamwork and cohesiveness are preventing your division from operating at peak efficiency, you’ll benefit from exploring getAbstract’s large collection of pertinent summaries on relationships and personal communication. Odds are that you’ll find information relevant to your particular circumstance, whether it involves a power struggle, conflict resolution or anger management. You’ll learn techniques for rooting out negativity, dealing with office politics and asserting yourself without coming off as a raging egotist.

Leading the Way

One theme that invariably seems to surface in almost every getAbstract category is the value of good leadership. Managers are responsible for setting the tone at the workplace and creating a harmonious atmosphere that promotes productivity. The material you’ll discover in this category isn’t just for those struggling to unify their teams. Even the best managers are bound to uncover nuggets of wisdom that will broaden their knowledge and further strengthen their leadership capabilities.

Look Outside

The topic of relationships and personal communication has ramifications that extend far beyond your office walls. The integral role that social media now play in the business world demands a more sophisticated approach. getAbstract can help you develop critical skills for establishing connections so you don’t lose any ground in a business environment that is constantly evolving.