- Paperback: 195 pages
- Publisher: Performance Management Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0937100145
- ISBN-13: 978-0937100141
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to apply the powerfully positive, groundbreaking system laid out in the bestselling Bringing Out the Best in People to the people in your personal life *Learn to pinpoint and bring about the behaviors you desire in others—and in yourself *Take advantage of the proven powers and unlimited benefits of Dr. Daniels’ renowned positive reinforcement approach *Establish effective relationships based on mutual respect and shared expectations Gain lasting control of your life—and help friends, family, and colleagues do the same Finally, the power of positive reinforcement is available to everyone, everywhere. "Other People's Habits provides a consistent intellectual approach to improving performance and designing practical, tactical interventions with people in our personal lives that are likely to have significant positive effects on their behavior. Daniels' work thoroughly explores and explains a consisten and coherent framework that is grounded in inspired research and experience." - Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Academic Dean for Teaching Programs, John f. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
People are the most important element of every organization. With the complex challenges facing American business leaders today, the science of human behavior cannot be ignored. Rather, it must be the starting place for every decision we make, every new technology we apply, and every initiative we employ to bring out the best in people.Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph. D.
Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the world's foremost authority on applying the scientifically-proven laws of human behavior to the workplace.
With business and industry confronting complex new challenges from ethics to high turnover to outsourcing Daniels helps the world's leading organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results.
His management consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), works with business leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NASA, Roche Laboratories, and Westinghouse to develop management strategies that reinforce critical behaviors vital to their long-term success.
Headquartered in Atlanta, the firm was founded in 1978. Daniels is the author of three best-selling books widely recognized as management classics: Bringing out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement; Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness, and Other People's Habits. His newest book, Measure of a Leader, lays out a powerful new vision for defining effective leadership by examining the behavior of followers.
A passionate thought leader and an internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, and workplace issues, Daniels has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, CNN, and CNBC.
Daniels is a member of the Board of Trustees of both Furman University and the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He is an Associate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, a faculty member of the College of Health Professions at the University of Florida, and a visiting professor at Florida State, North Texas State and Western Michigan Universities.
His numerous awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Modification Network and the Outstanding Service Award from the International Association for Behavior Analysis, which also named him a 2005 Fellow.
Daniels received his doctorate from the University of Florida, where he also earned his masters degree and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Furman University. Daniels has been honored by both Furman University and the College of Health Professions at the University of Florida as Alumnus of the Year.
Daniels and his wife Rebecca reside in Atlanta and have two married daughters and three grandchildren.
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This is one of the best and few books on applying behaviorism to everyday living that I've aware of. You can read Skinner (e.g. "Science and Human Behavior" or his 3-part autobiography) to understand the scientific foundation of his approach and to get a few ideas how you can manage yourself better, but I have found it difficult to work out just how to apply the lessons of behaviorism in daily life. Advancements have been made in applications to such areas as autism and to education, but these require highly trained behavior analysts.
What Daniels has done is work out and carefully explain a straight-forward way in which anyone can apply behaviorism. His advice seems entirely consistent with Skinner, including the avoidance of punishment. Key basics of behaviorism are made simple by Daniels, who has the clearest explanation of the key behaviorist term "contingency" that I've found.
If he didn't so carefully explain how he arrives at this advice, it might seem simplistic. Just compliment? But significantly more than that, for he identifies a number of rules that must hold to effectively positive reinforce others. And because it doesn't require too many rules, it seems quite manageable. I haven't tried it much yet, but I mean to start doing so soon. I hope to succeed because I'll have the scientific power of behaviorism, the laws of nature and the apparent wisdom of Daniels supporting me and keeping it simple.
He also quotes famous authors such as Huckleberry Finn and B.F. Skinner and then gives a real life example of the quote to further explain it.