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The Power of People Skills

How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale and Performance

The Power of People Skills
Trevor Throness By (author)
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5.3 X 8.3 in
256 pg

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management


"The Power of People Skills is the eye-opening, invaluable, definitive guide to achieving success in your organization. Excellent!" —Marshall Goldsmith

People are the problem. They're always the problem. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, inevitably the problem is some person at work—a colleague, subordinate, or boss.

Handling people issues is every leader's major headache. It's what takes up the majority of their time and—more important—the bulk of their head space. Every leader can and must develop this most important of all management skills.

The Power of People Skills will teach you that there's one primary difference between a great culture and a poor one: a great culture insists on having star players in every key seat, and a poor culture tolerates under performers. In this powerful book, you will learn how to:
  • Make the people decisions that can double your results, relieve your stress, and cause team morale to soar.
  • Attract and retain the very best talent.
  • Deal with difficult people problems in an objective and kind way.
  • Overcome the reluctance we all share to confront under performers.
  • Permanently solve the problems causing most of your stress.


"We decided to implement Trevor's strategies across the country in over 80 locations and over 2200 employees. The result has been a transformation of our culture. People's lives have been positively impacted--professionally and personally. Morale is high and sales and profits are up as a result." --Daryl Verbeek, vice president of operations, VCA Canada - Daryl Verbeek

"The Power of People Skills is the eye-opening, invaluable, definitive guide to achieving success in your organization. Excellent!" --Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times best-seller, Triggers - Marshall Goldsmith

Author Bio

Trevor Throness is a veteran coach who specializes in working with growing businesses from $2 million to $2 billion in sales. He has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, organizations, and business families across North America fix people problems, enhance communication, attract top talent, and build exceptional cultures. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Vancouver, British Columbia.