Since Strangling Isn't an Option

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For those who feel like they are expending too much energy either engaging in conflict or desperately trying to avoid it, this refreshing, realistic guide provides accessible solutions. Readers will learn why dealing with a difficult person doesn't have to ruin their day, the habits that cause conflict, and the techniques that can turn things around. It also gives readers insight into their own power in shaping relationships, and specific advice for handling different personality types. There really is a better ...

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Overview

For those who feel like they are expending too much energy either engaging in conflict or desperately trying to avoid it, this refreshing, realistic guide provides accessible solutions. Readers will learn why dealing with a difficult person doesn't have to ruin their day, the habits that cause conflict, and the techniques that can turn things around. It also gives readers insight into their own power in shaping relationships, and specific advice for handling different personality types. There really is a better way!

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Ken Blanchard
We need help in how to deal with difficult people. Let Sandra Crowe be your...guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399525407
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 460,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra A. Crowe, a certified executive coach, is president of Pivotal Point Training and Consulting, Inc., and counts the White House, the PBS Learning Channel, Sony, NASA, and many others among her clients. She is also the creator of the audiotape program "Snakes, Apes & Bees: A Guide to Getting Along with Difficult People."

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Eyesight to the Blind

Part I: Fundamentals of Understanding
1. The Disease of Difficultness: It's All in Your Head
2. Get Me Outta Here: Escape Hatches
3. Change Them, Or Change Your Expectations?
4. Why Me? Why Them?
5. How to Change Your Mood - and Theirs
6. The Solutions to Your Problems: Awareness

Part II: Personality Types and Patterns of Behavior
7. Snakes, Apes, Bees, and Other Animals in Your Kingdom
8. A Model Way of Dealing
9. How to Spot Trouble from Across the Room

Part III: Tools and Recipes
10. Talking Your Way Out of a Paper Bag
11. The Power of One
12. Your Body Is Speaking - Are You Listening?
13. Mirror, Mirror in Your Face
14. Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em
15. Uncommon Solutions to Common Problems

Bibliography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    Oh Boy, not again.

    This is another book in a seemingly unending line of books cranked out by psychologists and self-styled psychologists that only really succeeds in one thing: describing what it is to be human and LABELING IT. Yes, there are jerks and wimps everywhere, not just in corporate America. But, corporate america is the most able and willing to pay for such 'mysterious' information. This is just another attempt to tell people what to do...for a price. The saving grace is that if your 'Aggressive Ape' falls exactly under the generalized guidelines outlined by the author, then, yes, you can expect some success. However, this is rarely the case and, unfortunately, there are much deeper issues afoot...maybe your own. Check your own worldview first and 'drive defensively.'

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