Interpersonal Skills in Organizations by de Janasz, Dowd, and Schneider takes a fresh, thoughtful look at the key skills necessary for personnel and managerial success in organizations today. Chock-full of exercises, cases and group activities, the book employs an experiential approach suitable for all student audiences. The book is organized into 4 distinct sections (Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others, Understanding Teams, and Leading) that can be used collectively or modularly depending on the instructor's preference and student-audience need. The emphasis in this edition focused on making the text more current along with making the text pedagogically effective for students and instructors.
Table of Contents
Contents in Brief Preface Acknowledgments Unit 1 Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understanding Yourself 1. Journey into Self-awareness 2. Self-disclosure and Trust 3. Establishing Goals by Identifying Values and Ethics 4. Self-management Unit 2 Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understanding and Working with Others 5. Understanding and Working with Diverse Others 6. The Importance and Skill of Listening 7. Conveying Verbal Messages 8. Persuading Individuals and Audiences Unit 3 Understanding and Working in Teams 9. Negotiation 10. Building Teams and Work Groups 11. Managing Conflict 12. Achieving Business Results through Effective Meetings 13. Facilitating Team Success 14. Making Decisions and Solving Problems Creatively Unit 4 Leading Individuals and Groups 15. Power and Politicking 16. Networking and Mentoring 17. Coaching and Providing Feedback for Improved Performance 18. Leading and Empowering Self and Others 19. Project Management Index