How to Improve Relationships and Enjoy Them More.
How to Use Principles in the Family, in the Workplace,
and in Other Areas of Life for Your Benefit and the
Benefit of Others.
How to Choose a Vocation, Become an Entrepreneur,
Get a Job and Handle a Job Interview
How to Choose Volunteer Activities and Enjoy Them
Fourteen Ways to Improve Board Meetings
- Part I
- Relationships: An Overview
- Lifemanship and Relationships
- Part II
Relationships and Enjoy Them More
- Active Listening with Children and Young People
- Good Advice and Help
- Don't Look for Someone to Blame Concentrate on Solutions
- Do the Important, Not Just the Urgent
- Accepting a Compliment
- Planning a Special Occasion
- What Are Your Goals and How Can I Help You to Achieve Them
- Conditional Love
- The Family Inheritance
- Anger as Control
- Don't Let Someone Else Determine How You Feel or How You Treat Others
- Expressing Gratitude
- The Considerate Way to Communicate Bad News
- Influencing Attitudes toward Work
- Avoiding Controversies
- Settling Disputes Using a Mediator
- Answers Emerge
- Part III
Achieve Success in the Workplace
- The Art of Negotiation
- Solving the Problem One on One
- Overcoming the Objection, "It's against Our Policy"
- Motivating Others
- Locating the Authority Who Can Help You
- Part IV
Get a Job and Handle an Interview
- Choosing a Vocation
- The Influence of Temperament in Vocational Choice
- Becoming an Entrepreneur
- "I've Just Got to Get a Job"
- Interviewing for a Job
- Part V
- Seeking Potential Employees
- Evaluating Employee Applicants
- Part VI
How to Make Boards and Committees More Effective
- Deriving Pleasure and Satisfaction from Volunteer Activities
- Serving on a Board
- Improving Boards and Board Meetings
- The Search Committee
- Part VII
- Sharing Success
- Valuable Lessons
- My Belief and Motivation
his book was written with the help of what could be called a Committee. The contributions of eight people were such that they deserve more than the usual expression of gratitude, or dedication of a book.
First is my wife Rubie. It is great to have a personal counselor in life, and it is most convenient if that counselor is also your very compatible roommate. My five children, four daughters and a son, now all adults, take active parts in the book. You will recognize them because their first names all begin with "B". My loyal friend Dotty Palmintier, who runs my office, is fortunately an expert in grammar and spelling. And how can you do better than a sister, Helen Wagner, who, as a university English teacher, has corrected thousands of themes?
I sincerely asked the committee to be very forthright in criticisms of grammar, spelling, and especially content. And they were. A misused word was circled with "Ugh" written beside it. In another place a marginal note stated, "There's too much going on here." (There was.) But they also made very helpful and constructive suggestions, positive in nature, not just corrective.
More than anything, they were encouragers, and for this I am very grateful. Encouragement is an important subject in this book.