Leadership expert Michael J. Gelb explains that many great businesses base their success on face-to-face communication. The leaders of these companies depend on seven personal relationship skills, such as practicing humility and becoming a better listener, to increase the scope and the depth of their organizations. Gelb presents a compelling case that learning these skills can help you connect more profoundly with other people and with yourself. His supporting testimony from noted authorities becomes a little overwhelming, but his motives are clearly supportive. getAbstract recommends Gelb’s advice to everyone seeking to build better relationships, especially those in customer-facing jobs or in human relations.
In this summary, you will learn
- What seven skills you need to master in order to build better connections and
- How connecting with other people can lead to a more fulfilling life.
About the Author
Michael J. Gelb co-directs the Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.
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11 months agoA little shallow on why to be connected.