This edition of Human Relations: Principles and Practices continues to focus on the immediate personal application of human relations principles and practices. In addition to incorporating the authors' innovative "Total Person" approach toward the field, the Sixth Edition includes an increased emphasis on issues of diversity, presenting a broad range of characteristics that affect relationships on the job and ways to achieve insight when dealing with a wide-range of people related problems. The updated pedagogy includes strategically placed exercises that encourage teamwork and group problem-solving techniques, first-person advice from respected writers, educators, and business leaders, opening vignettes featuring prominent individuals in real-world situations, and "Career Corner" sections that provide practical solutions to common human relations problems.
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Barry L. Reece is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Reece has been actively involved in teaching, research, consulting, and designing training programs throughout his career. He has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars devoted to leadership, human relations, communications, sales, customer service, and small business operations. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for classroom teaching at Virginia Tech and the Trainer of the Year Award presented by the Valleys of Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Dr. Reece has contributed to numerous journals and is author or co-author of thirty-three books. He has served as a consultant to Lowe's Companies, Inc., Wachovia Corporation, WLR Foods, Kinney Shoe Corporation, and numerous other profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Professor Rhonda Brandt combined a wealth of knowledge about human relations in the corporate world with an extensive teaching background to bring exceptional balance to this text. Professor Brandt taught interpersonal and business communications, human resources management, and various related courses in the Business and Marketing Division of Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. She received her B.A. in business education with vocational certification from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in Practical Arts and Vocational/Technical Education from the University of Missouri. She served as a faculty member at Hawkeye Community College and Administrative Support Department Chair at Springfield College. Professor Brandt conducted workshops and seminars for teachers, small businesses, and large corporations throughout the nation for more than twenty-five years before passing away in 2008.
Note: Each chapter includes a Summary, Career Corner, Key Terms, Review Questions, Application Exercises, Role-Play Exercise, and Internet Exercise. 1. Introduction to Human Relations The Nature, Purpose, and Importance of Human Relations The Forces Influencing Behavior at Work The Development of the Human Relations Movement Major Themes in Human Relations Human Relations: Benefits to You Case 1.1 Challenges in the New Economy Case 1.2 In Search of Work/Life Balance 2. Improving Interpersonal Communications Advanced Technology's Impact on Communication The Communication Process Communication Filters How to Improve Personal Communication Communicating Via Technology Case 2.1 Cybersurveillance: Big Brother Is Watching! Case 2.2 Reading Nonverbal Cues 3. Building High Self-Esteem The Power of Self-Esteem Self-Esteem Influences Your Behavior How to Build Self-Esteem Organizations Can Help Case 3.1 "Popeye" Lives On Case 3.2 Find Your Yoda 4. Personal Values Influence Ethical Choices Character, Integrity, and Moral Development How Personal Values Are Formed Values Conflicts Personal Values and Ethical Choices Corporate Values and Ethical Choices Values and Ethics in International Business Case 4.1 Character Counts as Much as Credentials Case 4.2 To Get to the Bottom of the Scandal, Go to the Top 5. Attitudes Can Shape Your Life Attitudes Can Be Learned How Attitudes Are Formed Attitudes Valued by Employers How to Change Attitudes A Final Word Case 5.1 Where Is My Stability? Case 5.2 Life Is Good at the Pike Place Fish Market 6. Developing a Professional Presence Professional Presence--An Introduction The Image You Project Case 6.1 The Importance of Class Case 6.2 Do You Want to Be Your Own Brand? 7. Valuing Work Force Diversity Work Force Diversity--A Definition Prejudiced Attitudes--An Introduction The Many Forms of Discrimination The Issue of Valuing Diversity Managing Diversity Affirmative Action: Yesterday and Today Case 7.1 Quality Education Through Enhanced Diversity Case 7.2 Xenophobia: Fear of Foreigners 8. Resolving Conflict and Achieving Emotional Balance A New View of Conflict Finding the Root Causes of Conflict Learn to Negotiate Effectively Conflict Resolution Process Achieving Emotional Balance Factors That Influence Our Emotions Coping with Your Anger and the Anger of Others Strategies for Achieving Emotional Control Case 8.1 Helping Employees Who Behave Badly Case 8.2 Couples Combat 9. A Life Plan for Effective Human Relations Achieving Balance in a Chaotic World Toward a New Definition of Success Toward Right Livelihood Developing a Healthy Lifestyle Planning for Changes in Your Life The Choice Is Yours Case 9.1 Friendships as a Source of Positive Energy
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