by Dale Carnegie
There is a world of self-help books out there to choose from so why recommend one that was first published in 1937?. This book provides easy to understand concepts that you can apply everday to situations that most of us encounter in dealing with people. It is recommend that each chapter be read twice to soak it in and as you are reading picture yourself in situations where you could use them.
Even though the book was first published in 1937 it still provides great insight into how to deal with people and get what you want. Research performed at the Carnegie Institute of Technology confirmed that even in technical fields such as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due to one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering-to personality and the ability to lead people. Seems worth a try.
The book is broken down into four parts with three to twelve chapters of principles. In the chapter there are also real life examples of the effect of using the principles. At the end of each chapter there is a short sentence or two to remind you of the principle as you begin to put it into use.
Each week I will post the principle at Joe's Goals and track my progress. My goal is to work on each principle until my green checks outweigh my red X's. When I accomplish this I will add another principle and track it as well. To make it more interesting I'll add some in the field expereinces.
Part 1: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
Chapter 1: If you want to gather honey don't kick over the bee hive.
- Don't Criticize, Condemn or Complain