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Bob Selden

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I'm unashamedly a student of behaviour. I believe that the words and language we use not only impact our relationships with others, but also the way in which we behave. Recent research tends to support this belief. For example, studies at the Universities of Heidelberg, Neuchatel and Zurich (2007) show that when young male drivers hear male type words (such as “tough” and “rough”) they automatically increase their speed, whilst hearing female type words (such as “pink” and “gentle”) leads to a reduction in their speed. My question; “Can the words a manager uses also impact both his or her people relationships and behaviour?”

I survived my first new manager’s role in banking to eventually develop into a senior manager responsible for the car
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"Don't: How using the right words will change your life" (Nonfiction)
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Description: My new book "Don't: How using the right words will change your life" is due to be published in early 2016.
"What To Do When You Become The Boss" Updated Edition (Nonfiction)
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Description: This Updated Edition contains three new chapters; Managing Virtual and Remote Teams, Managing Change, and Managing the Social Media.

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This is a GREAT book on teamwork and leadership. In fact as a reviewer of over 100 books on this topic, this is one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

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Where to start with this book – that’s the question. Filmer-Loach has written a very weighty book on the subject of meditation. Having never practised it, I’ve only previously known about meditation on its periphery. “Inside Meditation” has certainly ...more
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“Don’t be deceived by the French” is quite an unusual book – in fact it’s a reference book. The idea is that the author lists numerous French phrases and words that taken literally for their English translation would mean something else – “false frie ...more
Writing Your Nonfiction Book by Trish Nicholson
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