"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."
About the Author
"Robert H. Bolton, Ph.D. is President of Ridge Consultants, where he develops, tailors, and conducts course for people whose success is largely dependent on interpersonal skills. Prior to founding Ridge Consultants, he designed training programs for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene and founded a psychiatric and outpatient clinic. Dr. Bolton is the author of one previous book, People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts, and over 70 magazine articles.
Dorothy Grover Bolton, M.A. is Vice President and General Manager of Ridge Consultants where she is in charge of the ""Training of Trainers"" program and of counseling programs for executives. Prior to co-founding Ridge Consultants she worked as a school psychologist. Ms. Bolton earned her master's degree in school psychology at Syracuse University and has done graduate work in the applied behavioral sciences at the University of California."