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People Smart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence

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Everyone is in the people business, because all of us deal with other people all the time. Thats why its smart to reap the benefits of this eminently practical guide. "PeopleSmart" details the eight essential skills of interpersonal intelligence and provides a powerful plan for becoming more effective in every relationship -- with supervisors, coworkers, a spouse, family ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published 2000)
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Linda
Aug 24, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
This book is exceptional! I learned so much about expressing myself clearly and conflict resolution.
I tended to avoid conflict because I never felt I had the skills. I would get angry and tell a person how I really felt which only destroyed the relationship and my credability. Or I would not be able to think what to say and the other person would walk all over me. Sometimes I would get defensive.

Now I have the tools to work out a win win situation which will strengthen relationships and make me
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Mandi Friedman
This book is extremely helpful. It is inevitable that you will communicate and interact with other people. This book walks you through many aspects and helps you to solve conflict and relate positively. It will help you improve your relationships guaranteed. It walks you through interactions that other people assume you to do, but you don't know how to do. I recommend every living person in the world to read this book.
Cody
May 14, 2015 Cody rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mostly common sense and bloated

This book has some decent information on conflict resolution, but for the most part is little more than common sense. While it can be important and helpful to emphasize simple fundamentals, some of the generic advice such as "be yourself" is lacking in inspiration. My biggest complaint though, is even when this book does make good points it's bogged down by unneeded length. I wouldn't be the first to recommend this one.
Dr. Kim
May 14, 2015 Dr. Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very helpful in helping you to learn how to communicate more effectively with others whether it is in business, on a job, in your family. I appreciate the things I learned and will be implementing some of it into my personal and business life. Even though this was required reading for my ND degree, it was very helpful, well written and easy to implement what you do learn in it.
Mark Nenadov
Jul 23, 2011 Mark Nenadov rated it really liked it
Shelves: interpersonal
This is a helpful book. Unfortunately, I think it would have been better, though, if it was a little more generic and not so business-oriented. I found myself tempted to skip quite a few of the sections. It is definately worth a read.
Martha
Apr 07, 2016 Martha rated it really liked it
I want to give this book 4 1/2 but that isn't how the rating system works. However the book truly is very great. I gained some GREAT bits of advice. I also had a very enlighten moment while ready a particular chapter where things really clicked for me and I realized or that is what I should do.
Derrick Lim
Mar 07, 2012 Derrick Lim rated it it was ok
It starts out pretty good, but the last few chapters felt extremely forced and corporate orientated - nothing much for the individual.
Heather
Mar 23, 2016 Heather rated it it was ok
Even though the back cover says it helps with friends, family, and spouse communication it really only dealt with business situations. I learned two things out of the book. I did not find it helpful.
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