“A must read for the conservation professional”
— Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Ecology
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Guide to Working With People, a book of communication, negotiation, verbal judo, influence, and
other human dimensions skills for the natural resources professional. Here I provide you information
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Written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style, The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People fills a gap in conservation education by offering a practical, how-to guide for working effectively with colleagues, funders, supervisors, and the public. The book explores how natural resource professionals can develop skills and increase their effectiveness using strategies and techniques grounded in social psychology, negotiation, influence, conflict resolution, time management, and a wide range of other human dimensions fields. Examples from history and current events, as well as real-life scenarios that resource professionals are likely to face, provide context and demonstrate how to apply the human dimensions skills described.
The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People should be on the bookshelf of any environmental professional who wants to be more effective while at the same time reducing job-related stress and improving overall quality of life. Those who are already good at working with people will learn new tips, while those who are petrified by the thought of conducting public meetings, requesting funding, or working with constituents will find helpful, commonsense advice about how to get started and gain confidence.
Just for conservationists?
No! Although written primarily for those in the natural resources professions, the human dimensions skills presented in The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People are effective for many types of people in various situations.
About the Book
- Table of Contents
- A Working with People Gallery
- About the Author
- Author's Personal Note
- Tips for Educators
- Buy This Book
- Great Links
“a required textbook for my undergraduate and graduate students. I am just sorry that I did not have access to it sooner.”
— Jeffrey V. Yule, Quarterly Review of Biology