People Smart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000 - Business & Economics - 251 pages
Everyone is in the people business, because all of us deal with other people all the time. Thats why its smart to reap the benefits of this eminently practical guide. ""PeopleSmart"" details the eight essential skills of interpersonal intelligence and provides a powerful plan for becoming more effective in every relationship -- with supervisors, coworkers, a spouse, family and friends.

The authors present a realistic four-step plan for self-improvement. Theyll teach you to see the current depth of each skill in yourself, encourage you to develop it, provide clear suggestions for how to put it into action, and inspire you to live it every day. Nothing short of an interpersonal fitness plan complete with creative exercises, examples, and tools -- ""PeopleSmart"" will empower you to become the kind of person who can establish solid relationships, connect with others, and effectively link the their needs with what you have to offer.

""As e-commerce 'commoditizes the world, PeopleSmart is the preeminent intelligence. Seldom do you see scholars become this practical! Theoretically sound. Well researched. Very reader friendly!""
-- Stephen Covey, author of ""The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People""

 

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Contents

THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF WHITENESS
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Free White Persons in the Republic 17901840
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AngloSaxons and Others 18401924
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Becoming Caucasian 19241965
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HISTORY RACE AND PERCEPTION
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1877 The Instability of Race
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Looking Jewish Seeing Jews
171
THE MANUFACTURE OF CAUCASIANS
201
The Crucible of Empire
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Naturalization and the Courts
223
The Dawning Civil Rights Era
246
Ethnic Revival and the Denial of White Privilege
274
Notes
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Acknowledgments
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Index
329
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Freda Hansburg, Ph.D., is a psychologist and facilitator of change both for individuals and for organizations. She currently maintains a clinical practice with individuals and couples and directs the Technical Assistance Center, a consultation and training program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A popular trainer and conference presenter, Dr. Hansburg has provided consultation to numerous behavioral health and human service organizations, taught in university settings, and published professional and popular articles.
Mel Silberman, Ph.D. is professor of adult and organizational development at Temple University. He is also president of Active Training, a provider of cutting-edge business and personal development seminars, including "Working PeopleSmart." His previous books include PeopleSmart and Active Training. Freda Hansburg, Ph.D. is a psychologist, an executive coach, and a training consultant. She is vice president of Active Training and coauthor of PeopleSmart.

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