Item description for The Social Styles Handbook: Find Your Comfort Zone and Make People Feel Comfortable with You by Wilson Learning Library...
Backed by a database profiling more than 2 million people, Wilson Learning's Social Styles concepts are powerful, life-changing communication tools. The ways people prefer to influence others and how they feel about showing emotion identify them as Analyticals, Expressives, Drivers or Amiables. You naturally feel comfortable acting within your own style. But to relate well with others, people must consciously adjust their styles to the styles of those around them.The secret is very simple: treat people the way they want to be treated. When you do, you can accomplish much more -- with everyone. Important, proven tools make this a book with broad appeal. It helps people make sense of and take a nonjudgmental approach to our diverse world.
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Studio: Nova Vista Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 2004
Publisher Nova Vista Publishing
ISBN 9077256040 ISBN13 9789077256046
Reviews - What do customers think about The Social Styles Handbook: Find Your Comfort Zone and Make People Feel Comfortable with You?
Wilson Learning Could Do More Jun 13, 2008
Social styles is one of many two-quadrant systems for explaining people's personalities and interactions. The unique perspective of this system is it is concerned with how other people perceive you. On one axis you are rated if you are concerned with people, or with tasks. On the other axis you are rated if you ask, or if you tell, when you want someone else to do something. No one social style is superior to another. The key to being effective is your ability to be flexible and work with the various social styles. Thus, style versatility is the second portion of the book.
I found this model very useful in all facets of my life. Where I work the dominant personality quadrant outnumbers the others 2:1 and determines the site's personality. We have a companion division with a different dominant personality - friction between the two sites on projects is just as the social styles predicts.
In my workplace this material is taught as Leadership Styles using materials Wilson Learning also prepared. The class to me presented the material much better than this book. The book is missing something - thus, minus a star.
Another book on the topic is "Personal Styles & Effective Performance" by David W. Merrill and Roger H. Reid. According to my instructor, it is the original source which Wilson Learning and The Trane Co. created their respective training programs.
This Oughta Be Taught in Grade School Jul 14, 2006
The Wilson Learning version of the social styles matrix is one of the most valuable interpersonal vocabulary lessons most of us should take. Although there have been modifications and restructuring of these principles over time, the basic message remains very clear and timely: There are recognizable patterns of social interaction; they can all be successful; they can be accomodated positively and negatively; and we can reach each other and encourage each other effectively by recognizing them and training ourselves to be flexible and empowering in our relationships with others.
The book is an excellent recap for those, like myself, who were formally trained by the folks at Wilson Learning. It is also an introduction worthy of passing on to any who have not had the privilege. I have purchased and shared three copies of this volume with my co-workers in the past two months, and we are having (once again) a whale of a time discovering how we behave towards each other and how those behaviors affect our productivity and job satisfaction.
Libraso! Jul 23, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org On these day of tech-changes and everything is changing up side down, never has been as necessary as it is now to nurture relationships. When Visionaries like Peter Drucker mention that knowledge society is here and we can prove that, the theme of social styles, show us the extent of working relationships, and in personal life!