Summary of People Styles at Work ... And Beyond
Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better
Understand other people’s interpersonal styles to improve relationships at work and in life.
People disagree because they have different ways of thinking, communicating, handling stress and dealing with problems. Communications experts Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton show you how to improve your relationships. They offer a “people styles model” that identifies people according to their levels of assertiveness and responsiveness, and that explains the characteristics of each style. Understanding these styles could help you work around people with difficult personality traits and anticipate their behavior. This practical, if not terribly innovative, manual offers insights into human nature that you can apply in your professional and personal life. getAbstract recommends this insightful guidebook to managers, supervisors and anyone who has issues with people – that is, everybody.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why human behavior is generally predictable
- How using strategies that help you identify people’s styles can improve relationships
- How to reduce interpersonal tensions
About the Authors
Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton co-founded Ridge Associates, a company specializing in leadership development, performance management, people skills training and interpersonal communication.
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