People Skills at Work by Berman & Berman

People Skills at Work discusses new career development tools, the role of professional commitment statements, psychological contracts, and how to work with difficult people.
ISBN: 9781420093858
ISBN: 9781420093858
Nov. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- An exploration of the ways in which people skills can be acquired and developed, People Skills at Work discusses new career development tools, the role of professional commitment statements, psychological contracts, and how to work with difficult people. Each chapter elucidates the development of a specific skill and includes examples, sets benchmarks, and examines how the particular skill’s relationship to the other skills presented in the book. The author covers how to improve interpersonal relationships, communications, job performance, and dealing with people of different ages, gender, and backgrounds.

About the Authors

Evan M. Berman is currently University Chair Professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Taiwan).  He is also past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s  Section of Personnel and Labor Relations, Senior Editor of  Public Performance & Management  Review, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, and past Editor-in-Chief of ASPA Book Series in Public Administration & Public Policy. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, local government, and international public governance. He has published in all the leading peer-reviewed journals of the discipline and serves on many editorial boards. He is co-author of the leading textbooks, Human Resource Management in Public Service (4th ed., 2012) and Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts (3rd ed., 2012). Other recent books include  Public Administration in East Asia: China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan (2010), Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macao (2011), Prior to joining National Chengchi University in 2008,  he was the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. He has assisted numerous local jurisdictions on matters of team building, strategic planning, and citizen participation. Evan Berman has received prizes and awards for his work, and is recognized as one of the top scholars of his generation. He can be reached at

Maria (Dira) Berman is a psychotherapist and current international student counselor at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Taiwan). She is responsible for providing mental health assistance and improving the well-being of the large number of international students at NCCU, She is a member of the Office of International Cooperation as well as the Counseling Center at NCCU.  She has extensive experience providing therapy, crisis management, and counseling, including educational and therapeutic services to employees, their families and corporations. She has provided psychiatric evaluation, assessment and diagnosis treatment for anger management, anxiety, depression, behavioral self-control, social skills, sexual issues, adaptation for multi-cultural populations, geriatric issues, women’s issues, and many other problems. She has provided services through Employees Assistance Programs for several major government agencies and private corporations.  Prior to joining National Chengchi University, she had private practices in Florida and Louisiana.  Dira Berman is a native of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).   She can be reached at

ISBN: 9781420093858, 438 pp., Hardback, $49.95

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