Becoming a Genuine Giver: Overcoming Relationship Barriers

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Trafford Publishing, Oct 29, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 260 pages
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Do you want healthier, more effective relationships? If so, Becoming a Genuine Giver will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve your goal.

Relationships are central to our very being-our survival depends on them. The capacity to build relationships is the key to personal happiness and career success. Relationships are a matter of give and take, but not all giving and taking is equally healthy or effective. Representing an original scholarly synthesis of developmental, interpersonal, and social psychology, this penetrating book argues the best way to have healthy relationships is to move toward becoming a Genuine Giver: a person who gives to others joyfully in a sincere, non-manipulative manner. This requires a person to identify and overcome specific relationship barriers. You can identify your barriers and growth opportunities through the powerful Interpersonal Motivation Scale, which defines nine types of taking and giving with varying consequences for relationships. Following that, you can develop an action plan for overcoming barriers, using a variety of tools, worksheets, and suggestions included in the book. Here is an insightful and practical resource that can help:

Become more aware of what they really want from others
Pinpoint and overcome specific interpersonal barriers
Build healthier and more effective relationships
Prepare themselves for future relationships

Teams, Partnerships, and Boards:
Evaluate interpersonal effectiveness
Develop greater mutual understanding
Reduce interpersonal conflict
Build trusting relationships that get things done

Increase the emotional intelligence of leaders and managers
Evaluate and enhance organizational culture
Measure job candidates for cultural fit

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Becoming a Genuine Giver Overcoming Relationship Barriers by Ken Hultman Awesome, wonderful and much needed this 244 page marvel on communication and humanity really helped me to focus on the ... Read full review

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Ken Hultman, Ed.D., LCPC, an internationally-known organization development consultant, coach, and trainer, received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, and has over 30 year of experience helping individuals, teams, and organizations overcome relationship barriers. An award-wining author of five other books, including the highly-influential Making Change Irresistible: Overcoming Resistance to Change in Your Organization, Balancing Individual and Organizational Values: Walking the Tightrope to Success, and Values-Driven Change: The Key to Long-Term Success, Ken is licensed as a clinical professional counselor, and can be contacted at

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