Social Style/Management Style: Developing Productive Work Relationships

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What is social style, and how can you make it work for you in a business situation? Your success at any management level depends largely on your ability to deal with other people. In this business-oriented approach to interpersonal relationships, management experts Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton show you how to assess various behavior patterns and how to use that knowledge to capitalize on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and get the results you want from others.Are you predominantly an Amiable, an Analytical, an Expressive, or a Driver? Nearly everyone, according to Boltons' extensive research, uses on of the four basic social styles more often than the others. No style is better than any other, but each does bring with it a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. This book shows you not only how to recognize your particular style but also how to use that knowledge to manage others more effectively, set appropriate life goals and career paths, plan a sound self-improvement plan, increase your creativity, and more. Te best managers, claim the Boltons, excel at being what they are rather than at trying to be what they are not.If you feel that your effectiveness at work could be increased by better interpersonal skills but are tired of theories that want you to overhaul yourself to fit some uncomfortable, impersonal ""management style,"" then let Social Style/Management Style improve your dealings with others and still let you be yourself.

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This is a very good book for the new comers who wants to grow up in their relationships. it became very important form my point of view to understand the person as it the foundation of the relation. i think every one should read this book at least once in his life ( it would be better if one read this before going into new job).
rocky aka rupesh


What Is Social Style?
Managing Yourself and Working with Others
Social Styles
Most Commonly Asked Questions about Social Style
Backup Styles Responses to Excess Stress
Interpersonal Flexibility
Style Flex Building Bridges Not Boxes
Excuse Me but Your Style Is Showing
StyleBased Stress Management
How People Like to Be Treated
Social Style Model Defined
Social Style Subquadrants
A List of Resources
Notes and References

How to Get in Sync with Others
Style Flex Step by Step

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ROBERT BOLTON, PH.D., is known for his expertise in training trainers. He is a cofounder of Ridge Associates, a training and consulting firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, and the author of several books.

DOROTHY GROVER BOLTON, ED.M., are known for their expertise in training trainers. They are cofounders of Ridge Associates, a training and consulting firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, and the authors of several books including the perennially popular People Styles at Work . . . And Beyond.

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