This loosely medieval management parable about "a king at his wits’ end" has several winning characteristics. First, it’s relevant without taking itself too seriously. The light, self-effacing - even occasionally tongue-in-cheek - tone makes it easily readable. Authors Sheldon Bowles, Richard Silvano and Susan Silvano actively engage readers with a brief interactive online test that reveals your personality "guild type." Then they draw on their narrative’s strength to move forward. Many books about emotional intelligence give readers little practical help. This one is fun, helpful and entertaining even though its guild classification system may need additional tweaking. Apparently designed primarily for workplace applications, it lacks the specificity of the more familiar Myers-Briggs test, which in comparison practically predicts how you’ll want your eggs cooked a month from next Tuesday. Notwithstanding these minor limitations, getAbstract.com recommends this book to managers, coaches, consultants, EQ practitioners and those HR folks burdened with softening the Type A corporate hearts who run most organizations.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the "Kingdomality" test explains your staff members’ personalities;
- How each "guild type" interacts with the others;
- Why people need jobs that fit their individual personalities; and
- How to balance personality types to gain productivity.
About the Authors
Sheldon Bowles is the co-author of four books with Ken Blanchard, and the chairman of Precision Metalcraft, Inc. A resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is an international speaker. Richard Silvano and Susan Silvano created the "Kingdomality" concept, which stemmed from their work at their Houston outplacement company, Career Management International.