This book covers topics in a manner which is similar to a Leadership Training course originally developed by Dale Carnegie which I attended over a period of weeks some years ago. The reason for the course being spread over several weeks was to allow for the practice of the concepts, both in the area of work and in interaction with others at the course. See the following website which allows for access to courses. http://www.dalecarnegie.com/
The purpose of the course was to develop leadership skills, project planning, instill concepts of a different way of behaving which were thought provoking and enlightening. Attending this course was one the better moments of training in a career that covered training on many technical areas, from International Accounting Standards, to using software to document audit plans.
One of the books which was given out at the course is the highly prized, " How to Win friends and Influence People on which there is a wiki article which provides excellent coverage. See excerpt and link below:
Major sections and points
- 1.1 Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You
- 1.2 Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
- 1.3 Six Ways to Make People Like You
- 1.4 Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
- 1.5 Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
- 1.6 Letters That Produced Miraculous Results
- 1.7 Seven Rules For Making Your Home Life Happier
Shortly after attending that course I started reading books by Stephen Covey which is another story.
Remembering that I was told that you can re read these books, and gain new insights, I belive that I will attempt to buy the Kindle version of the books from Amazon which allows for accessing books via a laptop with the use of a reading tool which is absolutely free.
Another benefit of purchasing the books online is that the books which are purchased are stored on my Amazon account. Wonderful, eh, if I lose the book or cannot access the laptop, I will still be able to re read the book.
Another benefit which I discovered tonight is that You Tube has an audio of the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. I will get around to listening to the audio version.
Back to the original concept of Paradigm Shift, here is a You Tube link: