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Winning Ways

Four Secrets for Getting Great Results by Working Well With People

By Dick Lyles

Winning Ways
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  • Hardcover: Feb 2000,
    93 pages.
    Paperback: Dec 2001,
    93 pages.

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The greatest challenge for today's executives--and aspiring executives--isn't learning the latest software or mastering the global market. It's working with people--the crucial skill for anyone in business, whether they're in the mailroom or the boardroom, the customer-service desk or company headquarters.

Now Dick Lyles--a distinguished entrepreneur, author, and speaker--shares the "winning ways" that have made his own enterprises, including his work with bestselling business author Ken Blanchard, such a success. His four simple yet powerful secrets can transform anyone's style, resulting in more profitable relationships and more profits.

Filled with the kind of wisdom that is gained with decades of experience, this charming parable can make a tremendous difference anywhere that people have to work together.

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"How could they?" he said to himself. "How could they ask me, how could they ask anyone with any intelligence whatsoever, to put up with this kind of treatment?"

The young man was seething as he slammed into his chair and assaulted his computer. If the mouse had been a live one, it surely would have suffered whiplash from Albert's jerking as he whipped it back and forth across the mouse pad to disengage his computer's screen saver and cause the menu display to pop onto the screen.

Albert quickly scrolled the cursor to his Internet browser icon and double clicked. He tapped his right heel up and down and glared off into the opposite side of his office cubicle, fuming as he waited for the computer to bring up his designated home page.

His anger slowly gave way to fear and a deep, gut-wrenching anxiety as he continued to reflect on what had just happened. His stomach began to tie up in knots as he realized that his second experience ...

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Author Blurb Spencer Johnson, Author, Who Moved My Cheese
In Winning Ways, Dick Lyles showed us how to work well with people. Now, in Winning Habits, he gives us the secrets to a lifetime of fulfillment.

Author Blurb Art Bauer, President and CEO, American Media Incorporated
The best book ever written about how to work well with others. All new employees should receive a copy the first day on the job.

Author Blurb Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Bestselling Author, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Dick Lyles brings a wealth of corporate experience and business savvy to his latest innovation, Winning Habits. Uniquely written through the eyes of fiction, this book does far more than entertain - it inductively teaches many profound and practical principles embodied in habits.

Author Blurb Ken Blanchard, Co-author, The One Minute Manager
Dick Lyles has done it again. In Winning Habits he has given us a simple but powerful message that can make us more effective not only at work, but also in our personal lives. Read it and start winning more.

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