- Hardcover: 100 pages
- Publisher: JMG Pub (April 16, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0971537712
- ISBN-13: 978-0971537712
- Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just Be Honest: Authentic Communication Strategies That Get Results and Last a Lifetime Hardcover – April 16, 2002
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Thousands of people, from entry-level to CEO, credit Steven Gaffney and his Honest Communication Results System with helping them create immediate and lasting change in both their personal and professional lives. Steven's radio and TV appearances, combined with his speeches and seminars, have enabled him to teach individuals and organizations how to talk to anyone, about anything, at any time. This proven system eliminates the need for analyzing, testing or categorizing of people and personality types, freeing people to be authentic and effective. This freedom opens lines of communication and empowers people to tackle issues, exchange information and truly capitalize on the valuable opportunities that surround them. The list of Steven's loyal and successful clients include American Express, Marriott, IBM, the American Cancer Society, the Environmental Protection Agency, and NASA, as well as many other corporations, associations and government agencies.
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Being honest in a constuctive, effective way is not about speaking your piece and walking away while saying "At least I'm honest" to a stunned co-worker, friend or family member. That's just being rude, boorish and selfish. We all know people like that and once having been exposed to them we avoid them like the plague - - forever - - even if it might be possible they may have something worthwhile to say.
Being honest in a constructive and effective way, a way that not only maintains your relationship with that co-worker, friend or family member but also enhances the relationship is not easy. In fact, it's downright difficult. That's why it's not common practice. But with the help of this book it can be made easier.
When Steven Gaffney promises in the title to give you "Authentic Communication Strategies That Get Results and Last a Lifetime" he delivers. In no time I found myself liberally injecting his "I notice" . . . "I imagine" technique into dozens of daily dialogues with friends, family and co-workers. And, much to my delight, the feedback has been just exactly as Steven said it would be - - - positive, upbeat and effective.
In a 30 year executive career I've read literally hundreds of business and self help books - -some very good and some not so hot. But,this book, in my opinion, should be a "MUST READ" for every aspiring young executive, hopeful CEO and corporate HR Director in America. And it would'nt be a bad idea if every marriage or relationship counselor gave a copy of Steven Gaffney's book to their clients, too.
It is good to describe principles and theories and to relate why it is essential to be honest and have great character, but this book brings these important elements to life with real storIes and examples and practical advice and ideas.
The "notice" versus "imagine" concept is so simple (now that I've read it), but it is so overlooked in everyday communication and relationships.
Loved the story about Mike Tyson. Steven got himself into a real pickle with his encounter with Tyson. We can all learn from this example of what not to do.
An easy read with solid content.
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