Best Al Switzler books

Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success

Kerry Patterson

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A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on.

For example, why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year's Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can't people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?

Based upon the latest research in a number of psychological and medical fields, the authors of CHANGE ANYTHING will show that traditional will-power is not necessarily the answer to these strivings, that people are affected in their behaviors by far more subtle influences. CHANGE ANYTHING shows how individuals can come to understand these powerful and influential forces, and how to put these forces to work in a positive manner that brings real and meaningful results.

The authors present an array of everyday examples that will change and truly empower you to reexamine the way you go about your business and life.

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Kerry Patterson

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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
―from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
―Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition

Joseph Grenny

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CHANGE YOUR COMPANY CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS CHANGE THE WORLD AN INSTANT CLASSIC Whether you re leading change or changing your life this book delivers Stephen R Covey author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Ideas can change the world but only when coupled with influence the ability to change hearts minds and behavior This book provides a practical approach to lead change and empower us all to make a difference Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Winner Influencing human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges faced by leaders This book provides powerful insight into how to make behavior change that will last Sidney Taurel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eli Lilly and Company If you are truly motivated to make productive changes in your life don t put down this book until you reach the last page Whether dealing with a recalcitrant teen doggedly resistant coworkers or a personal frustration that no one ever wants to hear my view Influencer can help guide you in making the changes that put you in the driver s seat Deborah Norville anchor of Inside Edition and bestselling author CHANGE YOUR COMPANY CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS CHANGE THE WORLD An INFLUENCER leads change An INFLUENCER replaces bad behaviorswith powerful new skills An INFLUENCER makes things happen This is what it takes to be an INFLUENCER Whether you re a CEO a parent or merely a person who wants to make a difference you probably wish you hadmore influence with the people in your life But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe itis too difficult if not impossible We learn to cope rather than learning to influence From the bestselling authors who taught the world how to have Crucial Conversations comes the new editionof Influencer a thought provoking book that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high powered influencers

Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback)

Kerry Patterson

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Paperback. Pub Date :2013-01-01 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education In this UPDATED SECOND EDITION (first edition titled Crucial Confrontations). youll learn how to hold anyone accountable. master performance discussions. and get results . Behind the problems that routinely plague our organizations and families. youll find individuals who are either unwilling or unable to deal with broken promises. Colleagues break a rule. coworkers miss a deadline. friends fail to live up to commitments (or just plain behave badly ). and nobody says a word Nobody holds anyone accountable With repeated infractions. individuals become increasingly upset until they finally do speak their minds. but they do so poorly -.. often creating whole new sets of problems.Research proves that mishandled disappointments arent just morale killers. theyre institution killers - dimi...

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

Kerry Patterson

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The authors of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations show you how to achieve personal, team, and organizational success by healing broken promises, resolving violated expectations, and influencing good behavior.

Discover skills to resolve touchy, controversial, and complex issues at work and at home--now available in this follow-up to the internationally popular Crucial Conversations.

Behind the problems that routinely plague organizations and families, you'll find individuals who are either unwilling or unable to deal with failed promises. Others have broken rules, missed deadlines, failed to live up to commitments, or just plain behaved badly--and nobody steps up to the issue. Or they do, but do a lousy job and create a whole new set of problems. Accountability suffers and new problems spring up. New research demonstrates that these disappointments aren't just irritating, they're costly--sapping organizational performance by twenty to fifty percent and accounting for up to ninety percent of divorces.

Crucial Confrontations teaches skills drawn from 10,000 hours of real-life observations to increase confidence in facing issues like:

  • An employee speaks to you in an insulting tone that crosses the line between sarcasm and insubordination. Now what?
  • Your boss just committed you to a deadline you know you can't meet--and not-so-subtly hinted he doesn't want to hear complaints about it.
  • Your son walks through the door sporting colorful new body art that raises your blood pressure by forty points. Speak now, pay later.
  • An accountant wonders how to step up to a client who is violating the law. Can you spell unemployment?
  • Family members fret over how to tell granddad that he should no longer drive his car. This is going to get ugly.
  • A nurse worries about what to say to an abusive physician. She quickly remembers "how things work around here" and decides not to say anything.

Everyone knows how to run for cover, or if adequately provoked, step up to these confrontations in a way that causes a real ruckus. That we have down pat. Crucial Confrontations teaches you how to deal with violated expectations in a way that solves the problem at hand, and doesn't harm the relationship--and in fact, even strengthens it.

Crucial Confrontations borrows from twenty years of research involving two groups. More than 25,000 people helped the authors identify those who were most influential during crucial confrontations. They spent 10,000 hours watching these people, documented what they saw, and then trained and tested with more than 300,000 people. Second, they measured the impact of crucial confrontations improvements on organizational and team performance--the results were immediate and sustainable: twenty to fifty percent improvements in measurable performance.

Influencer : The Power to Change Anything

Kerry; Grenny, Joseph; Maxfield, David; Mcmillan, Ron; Switzler, Al Patterson

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Whether you're a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. "Influencer" a thought-provoking book that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. You'll be taught each and every step of the influence process.

Crucial Conversations: Audio Companion (The Audio Workout to Strengthen Your Crucial Conversations Skills) [6 CD set]

Kerry Patterson

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Self help audio book.

Crucial Conversations Audio Companion on 6 CD Set

Joseph; Patterson, Kerry; McMillan, Ron; Switzler, Al Grenny

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Tools for Talking when Stakes are High When it comes to you personal or professional life, what could be more important than powering up your ability to talk about what is truly important? This six-CD set picks up where the bestselling book Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High left off. Enjoy engaging and often entertaining follow-up to the Skills first introduced in Crucial Conversation and now available as an award-winning training course for corporate classroom everywhere. This Audio Companion will help you better handle the high-stakes situation that keep many individual, teams, and organizations stuck. Continue your exploration today with topics such as: .What dialogue is and why it's important .How to work on yourself first and power up your listening .Decreasing defensiveness while maintaining honesty and respect .Speaking persuasive but not abrasively .How to make decisions and improve accountability .Troubleshooting tip for the toughest situation

Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations Value Pack

Kerry Patterson

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The New York Times bestselling authors show you how to tackle any complex and difficult issue, and achieve both personal and professional success

Your ability to handle a crucial conversations and confrontations—no matter how difficult—is the single most important factor in your personal and professional success. The Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations bundle offers readers a terrific cost savings on these life-changing books.

These invaluable guides show you how to communicate best when it matters most—at home, at work, and in every aspect of everyday life. You’ll gain the tools to approach the person you need to work with, say what's on your mind, and achieve positive outcomes that will amaze you.

* Make it safe to talk about almost anything
* Turn crucial conversations into the action and results you want
* Permanently resolve failed promises and missed deadlines
* Transform broken rules and bad behaviors into productive accountability
* Strengthen relationships while solving problems

Once you learn the crucial secrets of navigating any difficult meeting or conversation, you can resolve any issue with anyone, and improve every aspect of your life.

Crucial Conversations Skills

Kerry Patterson

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How Do You Communicate When the Stakes Are High?

Learn how with these TWO GROUNDBREAKING BOOKS in ONE eBOOK PACKAGE!

In any organization, the best laid plans boil down to one simple thing: how well we come together to bring them to fruition. But more often than not, we end up dealing with people who come across as disagreeable, stubborn, or even obstructive. And emotions flare up. The only way to get things done is to step up to the plate . . . by stepping back from our emotions.

Written by a team of experts from the world-renowned training firm VitalSmarts, these two books provide the skills you need to make every interaction fruitful and productive in even the most emotional situations.

eBook package includes:

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS

The New York Times bestselling Crucial Conversations has sparked a revolution in how people communicate to achieve common goals. Now, the revised second edition builds on this decade-long legacy of success to get professionals at every level and in all professions talking with partners, bosses, employees, clients—not at them.

Learn proven methods for turning the focus of hot-button discussions—job performance, customer satisfaction, interpersonal matters—away from subjective points of view and toward productive, mutually beneficial conclusions.

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS.

Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently.

PRAISE FOR CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

"Revolutionary ideas ... opportunities for breakthrough ..." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Unleash the true potential of a relationship or organization and move it to the next level." -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager

"The most recommended and most effective resource in my library." -- Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford of Canada

"Brilliant strategies for those difficult discussions at home and in the workplace." -- Soledad O’Brien, CNN news anchor and producer

"This book is the real deal.... Read it, underline it, learn from it. It's a gem." -- Mike Murray, VP Human Resources and Administration (retired), Microsoft