Customer Reviews of PeopleSmart
Having read other books by Dr. Silberman, I was excited to see the latest book PeopleSmart. PeopleSmart provides useful ways to develop interpersonal skills that are essential in the workplace. I gained insight into my own style and the ways I can begin to enhance my interactions with others both in my personal life and professionally. The arrangement of the material made it easy to absorb and immediately apply to my life. The book is a valuable resource given that interpersonal skills are so essential.
Peoplesmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence
This is an amazing book. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to communicate and collaborate more effectively. "Peoplesmart" contains more comprehensive information than any book I've seen on the subject, and presents it in clear language with practical exercises and tips. In addition, "Peoplesmart" does an excellent job of acknowledging that communication is hard. We all have our issues. This book does not assume that we are all the same, or that we will change just by reading a text. How nice it is to feel so respected as a reader and human being.
Something for Absolutely Everyone
I am a teacher on Communication Skills, and Peoplesmart is the best resource out there. It is well-organized and easy to use. It is not a passive book, but gets the reader actively involved in learning and practicing effective people skills. It's a fabulous resource for the workplace, but also has applications for home and personal relationships. I have never met anyone who couldn't use tips for resolving conflicts, expressing oneself, and influencing others. This book is great on its own, or can be combined with the workshops offered to really bring home these tremendous people skills, communications, and interaction effectivenenss. Everyone should have this resource, not on their shelf, but in their hands!
Highly practical and to the point
PeopleSmart is a plain English, how-to book on improving your interpersonal skills. It helped me discover exactly where my people skills are lacking and then taught me how to improve these areas. I was able to use what I learned in both my work and personal relationships. As a matter of fact, after reading just a few chapters and having my eyes opened, I successfully resolved a conflict with a colleague that had actually been keeping me awake at night. I'm an academic that's skeptical of quick fix advice not supported by research, but bored by esoteric ramblings. PeopleSmart struck the right balance. Enjoy the experience.
Working Through Communication Challenges, Now Alittle Easier
Peoplesmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence by Mel Silberman is a wonderful resource that has helped me to focus on communication difficulties and generate creative solutions. Mel Silberman's insightful and witty style makes this book an easy-read and a resource that I will turn to again and again.