Author: Hal W. Hendrick
ISBN #: 9781589826465
Publisher: American Book Publishing
Size: 224 pages, 6x8 inches, soft cover
Important: Purchase this book here and Ergobuyer's proceeds from the sale will be donated to Ergonomists Without Borders, a program that Hal Hendrick formulated through the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics.
What reviewers are saying
Most of us may at least intuitively grasp the importance of strengthening our sense of self in socially acceptable ways. But in It All Begins With Self, Hendrick draws upon empirically based models (including his own mistakes in life) to offer unique insights on how to put that understanding into action. Until you’ve read the book you won’t really be able to see the vastness of the gulf that separates the maverick with a goal from the bull in the china shop.
-- Alex Raksin, former book review editor for the Los Angeles Times and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
The behavioral models he presents in this book are research based, yet easily understood and read as Hal weaves in his own experiences and life lessons to illustrate the concepts. In fact, you can hear Hal's gentle tone and sagely wisdom throughout the pages -- he continues to mentor us even after his passing ... the book is not just about discovering who you are and living happier ever after; it's about learning to understand who you are and set in motion a process of improvement. It's also about understanding who others are, and learning to use that knowledge to influence them to improve, as good managers do ... Hal Hendrick is the epitome of a 'giver,' and I encourage you to receive one of his final gifts: It All Begins With Self. If you knew Hal, you'll be able to hear his voice in these pages. If you never met Hal, you'll feel his wisdom and integrity throughout this book. Either way, all readers will gain the ability to become a better person and a better manager ... it all begins with you. (Read the full review ...)
-- Peter Budnick, PhD, CPE, President and CEO, Ergoweb Inc.; Founder, Ergobuyer LLC.
This work shares the author's experience and accumulated wisdom as a teacher and a consultant, not only for improving group management in the workplace but also for leadership training. Moreover, the book goes further in providing guidelines for living. Practical advice is included for improving communications, ensuring integrity, dealing with conflict and becoming a competent person as well as a leader. It is an engaging and valuable read.
-- Dr. Robert N. Ende, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Honorary President of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and former President of the Society for Research In Child Development.