Be Your Best
a book by Linda Adams
(our site's book review)
This book teaches the essential skills for developing personal responsibility and building partnership-relationships. There are quite a few courses, trainings, and books available from Gordon Training International. Some people can get what they need from books—others need courses and trainings. The latter are more intensive.
Effectiveness in relationships is the general skill their books, courses and trainings teach. All help people develop interpersonal communication and conflict resolution competencies. Some of their books, courses and trainings are geared toward parenting, others toward women, others toward leadership, others toward teachers, while Be Your Best is for everyone, although P.E.T. is better if kids and parents are being taught relationship effectiveness.
Through effectiveness in relationships training, you learn, practice, and understand when and how to apply a powerful set of tools that measurably influence peoples' behaviors, habits and beliefs. The result is more productive, efficient and fulfilling workplaces, families, and relationships. Effectiveness in relationships skills are equally effective for all ages and situations. This book is much like the P.E.T. except it is less for parents and more for adult relationships.
Be Your Best is designed to teach everyone the skills needed for successful relationships—with spouses, friends, coworkers, and bosses. Even though childless people could easily get the information they need for relationship effectiveness from P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training, it makes it easier to get needed information from adult-centric books like Be Your Best. Highly recommended.