Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

It's Not Business, It's Personal: The Nine Relationships Principles That Power Your Career

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

It's Not Business, It's Personal: The Nine Relationships Principles That Power Your Career

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It's Not Business, It's Personal: The Nine Relationships Principles That Power Your Career, by Ronna Lichtenberg. 2001. New York, NY: Hyperion. 288 pages, Soft Cover, $14.95

Intended Audience: All

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

Always Remember It Pays to Be Personal; Observe the Rules of the Role; Be Fluent in Both Pink and Blue; Choose Your People Like You Choose Your Stocks; Diversify Your Holdings; Don't Waste Time on the Wrong People; Do It Every Day; Give Yourself Time to Win; Do Deals Based on Relationships; The Promise of Riches.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

The intended audience will learn how to practice, on a daily basis, the nine principles presented in the book to build trust-based business relationships.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

1. How to develop a personal board of directors.

2. What it means to diversify for growth by choosing people who the author describes as "growth choices." The people in this category will tell or show me how to improve my performance.

3. I learned that developing a quality, long-lasting relationship is not a simple task and that it takes time.

4. I found rules for my pink preference style and how I can adjust my style to work effectively with blue preference-style individuals.

5. I learned that every business relationship has a role attached and the impact business relationships can have on these roles.

Ronna Lichtenberg, consultant, lecturer, and author has written a book that focuses on the business interaction that happens between two people. These interactions can translate into either complicated or productive business relationships with our colleagues, our clients, and our competitors. It's Not Business, It's Personal: The Nine Relationship Principles That Power Your Career is based on the author's premise that business is personal and provides her readers with nine principles that lead to beneficial and long-lasting business relationships. She developed her nine principles after conducting interviews with business people who have been successful in relationship issues, from her own diverse work experience, which helped her to develop her own perspective on managing profitable business relationships, and from her own personal trials and errors of discovering how difficult relationships can be.

It's Not Business, It's Personal is not your typical networking or office politics book, but rather it is a book that focuses on "investing in relationships for business-the people we work with, we want to work with, and who can help champion our careers. …

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