Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sometimes A New Tool Is All It Takes to Save The Day

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Mastering the art of working well with "others" is the key to success.

This is the essence of Alan C. Fox s new book, People Tools for Business, the sequel to his New York Times bestseller, People Tools

MAKE A CAREER OUT OF BEING HAPPY

Based on the countless lessons gleaned from a distinguished and highly profitable business career, Alan shares the tools you need to create that success in your own career and life success that is both meaningful and long lasting.

Whether you are just entering the workforce or have been running a business for years, this book will help you build the career and life of your dreams.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE TOOLS?

"People Tools" are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving management skills, to finding constructive ways to respond to being fired, each People Tool addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result.

People Tools for Business is organized into 50 chapters. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes from Alan s successful career and life that are relevant and relatable.

Some of the useful People Tools in the book include:

1. Be A Contrarian. Whether it's selling when everyone else says "buy," or speaking your mind when it's against the status quo, being a contrarian often pays off.

2. Budget, Don't Fudge It. If you intend to be successful in business, or in your personal life, it s crucial to have a plan, especially a financial plan.

3. Multi-Goaling. Recent studies have shown that multi-tasking actually diminishes your efficiency. That's why Fox suggest "multi-goaling": the simple art of making sure that everything you do kills (at least) two birds with one stone.

4. Advertise Your Mistakes. Ironically, being vulnerable and admitting that you re not perfect will make you a stronger leader.

5. The Dreaded Annual Review. Performance reviews don't have to be a terrible task for all involved. Fox shares five tips to make the annual review a breeze.

YOU ARE THE SOLE PROPRIETOR OF YOUR LIFE

This book is about business, Alan writes. But it s also about the business of life. Running your life is very much like running a business, and this book is full of ideas and stories from my own life to help you.

These time-tested tools will give you useful shortcuts to help you solve job-related problems. The advice is universal and can also be used outside of the workplace to build better relationships and create a more fulfilling life.

BUSINESS ADVICE FROM THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

Fox has used People Tools to build an extremely successful career and personal life one that includes growing a $1.5 billion commercial real estate company, launching a nationally renowned poetry journal, establishing a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects, and raising a large and loving family.

What's Alan s secret? People Tools. Time and again, he'll show you how optimism, persistence, and honoring commitments are the essential qualities that will enable you to accomplish your biggest goals.



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Getting along well with others is the real secret to success and happiness. In tens of thousands of classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic and yet we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error. The trial is painful and the error is costly.

People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, provides time-proven techniques that you can use to build a better, happier, more successful life. It is the perfect resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges we face every day.

PRACTICAL WISDOM ON EVERY PAGE

People Tools are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving communication skills, to finding constructive ways to resolve conflict, each People Tool addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result. Some of the useful People Tools in the book include:

The Belt Buckle. When words are different than action (The Belt Buckle), trust the Belt Buckle, not the words.

Buy a Ticket. To make something good happen in your life you have to participate.

Catching a Feather. An alternative to the endless chase, this Tool reveals how to attract people you want to be closer to.

Patterns Persist. Prior actions are predictive of future behaviors.

Catch Them Being Good. Rewards are more effective than punishments.

Although you may recognize the more intuitive techniques in People Tools, this sourcebook provides explanations and helpful examples from a vast collection of different tools designed to help you further expand your own existing repertoire of skills.

Open the book to any page and you will find a useful solution. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. The stories will reel you in but the advice will change your life.

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