Bringing out the Best in People : How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel
Alan Loy McGinnis, author of the best-selling book "The Friendship Factor", studied the great leaders throughout history, the most effective organization, and many prominent psychologists to discover their motivational secrets. There are actually a small number of principles used by good motivators, and the best leaders were using them long before psychology had a name. Fascinating case studies and anecdotes about Lee Iacocca, Sandra Day O'Connor, and many others show how you can put 12 key principles to work in your family or organization. Whether you are a parent, executive, teacher, or friend, you can gain the satisfaction that comes from "Bringing the Best Out in People".
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 150 x 230 x 11.18mm | 108g
- 01 May 1985
- Augsburg Fortress
- Minneapolis, United States
Table of contents
Acknowledgments Preface 1. The Psychology of Motivation 2. Expecting the Best 3. A Tailor-Made Plan of Motivation 4. A Commitment to Excellence 5. The Management of Failure 6. Building Inner Drive 7. The Power of the Success Story 8. The Secret of Parlaying Small Successes into Larger Gains 9. When to Praise and When to Reprimand 10. The Will to Win 11. How to Get People to Cooperate with Each Other 12. How to Deal with the Abrasive-Troublemaker 13. The Personality of the Motivator 14. Why Helping Other People Grow Can Become Life's Greatest Joy Notes Index
About Alan Loy McGinnis
Alan Loy McGinnis (1933-2005) was a best-selling author, family therapist, business consultant, and popular speaker. After a twenty year career as a minister, he became a counselor and co-founded the Valley Counseling Center in Glendale, CA. In the 1970s, he began researching friendship and authored The Friendship Factor, published by Augsburg Fortress in 1979 and revised in 2004. A popular speaker, he also authored more than fifty articles and several more books, including Bringing Out the Best in People, Confidence, and The Balanced Life, all published by Augsburg Fortress.