In ten thousand classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error. The trial is typically painful and the error is often costly. As Benjamin Franklin noted, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."
People Tools: 52 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity defines, explains, and provides examples of 52 easy-to-grasp behavioral techniques that readers can use to improve their relationships, and their lives. It is the perfect resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges they face every day.
People Tools is time proven, inspirational, practical and easy to understand. From building self-esteem, to developing better communication skills, to finding effective ways to cope with anger, each "People Tool" addresses a specific issue or problem. Each tool provides a simple, straightforward strategy that readers can adopt to immediately bring about desired change and positive results. Every tool is illustrated and supported by anecdotal examples that are relevant and relatable.
Although readers may recognize some of the more intuitive techniques in People Tools, this sourcebook provides explanations and helpful examples of many different tools so that the reader can build and expand his or her existing repertoire of skills. Some of the useful "People Tools" in the book include:
1. The Belt Buckle. When words say, "Yes" and action (The Belt Buckle) says "No," trust the Belt Buckle
2. The Ticker Tape. At times honesty and completeness are not merely the best policy--they are the only policy
3. Catching a Feather. An alternative to an endless chase, this Tool allows solutions to float into your life
People Tools is organized into 52 chapters. Each chapter contains short, engaging stories using humor and personal anecdotes to illustrate the "People Tool" presented. The language is friendly and non-intimidating. Each chapter presents a unique solution to a specific problem. The reader could open the book to any page and find practical solutions they can immediately apply to their own lives.