Relationships & Personal Communication

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.

Go to categories
Show all 1–21 / 296

Knowledge Packs Show all Knowledge Packs

Knowledge Pack
Best of John C. Maxwell
Learn what John C. Maxwell has to say about communication, life management and leadership.
Knowledge Pack
Personal Growth
Improve your skills, develop your talents and grow as a person. Here’s how.
Knowledge Pack
Doing More with Less
Can you really improve your efficiency and performance by working less? Yes, you can!

Summaries

Book

Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton

AMACOM, 2009

(7)

6 days ago

Book
 

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Puddledancer Press, 2003

(8)

Book
 

Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary

Bibliomotion, 2016

(8)

Book
 

Steve Peters

Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2013

(8)

Book
 

Dorie Clark

Portfolio, 2015

(7)

Book
 

Henry Hutcheson

Greenleaf Book Group, 2016

(7)

Book
 

Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina

O'Reilly, 2014

(8)

Book

Keith Rollag

AMACOM, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman

Simon & Schuster, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Dan Rust

HarperBusiness, 2016

(8)

Book
 

Barbara Pachter

Da Capo Press, 2014

(8)

Book
 

Mark Goulston

AMACOM, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Whitney Phillips

MIT Press, 2015

(9)

Book
 

Jessica Lahey

William Morrow, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Max Landsberg

Profile Books, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Christian Marcolli and Tarina Wagschal

Urbane Publications Limited, 2015

(8)

Book
 

Amanda Palmer

Grand Central, 2014

(7)

Book
 

Steve J. Martin et al.

Grand Central, 2014

(8)

Book
 

Brené Brown

Gotham Books, 2012

(9)

Book
 

Mortimer J. Adler

Touchstone, 1997

(9)

Book
 

Rodd Wagner

McGraw-Hill, 2015

(8)

1–21 / 296

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.