Bringing Out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis

Bringing Out the Best in People

Alan Loy McGinnis writes about twelve key principles gleaned from the lives of successful people--past and present--which can be used to motivate people to be and do their best.

Details Bringing Out the Best in People

TitleBringing Out the Best in People
Release DateJan 1st, 1985
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishing
GenreLeadership, Self Help, Business, Nonfiction, Psychology, Personal Development, Relationships, Language, Communication, Management

Reviews Bringing Out the Best in People

  • Kc
    You are a manipulator when you try to persuade people to do something that is not in their best interests but is in yours. You are a motivator when you find goals that will be good for both sides, then weld together a high achieving, high morale partnership to achieve them.(1) Expect the best from people you lead(2) Make a thorough study of the other person's needs(3) Establish high standards of excellence(4) Create an environment where failure i...
  • SteveR
    Lessons from the book.Real winners succeed by learning the needs of other people, than appealing to those needs. Thomas Aquinas said, " When you want to convert a man to your view, you go over to where he is standing, take him by the hand and guide him."The art of motivation is the heighting of emotion. It is appealing to the unconscious more than the conscious. The best way to appeal to emotions is by talking about people, their struggles, confl...
  • Irene
    Great info! The book was sectioned off in bite-sized chunks, which helped me stay interested, and I was pleased to find the author applying a lot of his principles to parenting. I rated it only 4 stars & not 5 because it got a little dry at times. But all in all it, I really liked the material & the author's well-placed ancidotes. Good read for anyone in the workforce or the stay-at-home mom like me.
  • Mirabella-Paulcia Peach
    its simply a faantastic book,i loved every bit of it,it helps u value people better
  • John
    I want to thank Dr Osasu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until till the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then sh...
  • Michael Pope
    Needs to be updatedThe book is a good read for a beginner in these areas and someone who needs spoon fed on these concepts and ideas. The book needs to be updated with more current examples of the times. Starts off good, middle and end slow down was hard to keep my interest an finish, but I did finish. read
  • An
    "-the more I am convinced that human nature has often been sold short. I see the worst sides of thousands of people, yet I believe more than ever in the possibilities of the human spirit." - Alan Loy McGinnis, 1985.
  • Michelle Jackman
    Extraordinary Alan's book is marvellous. It is nothing less than a masterpiece of spiritual power interwoven with insights far beyond normal comprehension. It is a must-read, and I'll be reeading, and re-reading this one.
  • Patrick
    This is a really good book that details the how to encourage people to always to their best. I highly recommend it to every who is a manager, or anyone who deals a lot with people.
  • Keira
    it was very helpful and great and it has proven that you can conquer anything and help anyone
  • Miguel
    Really great book for those wanting to become a better person and have a better sense of what leadership is. Recommend to anyone seeking knowledge of leadership.
  • Marc Page
    Excellent balance of science (psychology) and art in helping others be their best selves. Many practical tips and ways of thinking that can be put into practice immediately.
  • James Wilson
    This is a great little book for anyone who aspires to be a leader. This is a great tool for anyone in a leadership position to read and review on a regular basis.
  • Matt Gwynn
    Overall, I'm really glad I read this book! It was a little unfocused at times, but I got a lot out of it! The twelve rules were fantastic!
  • Karen
    I loved this book, possibly because I too believe in positive reinforcement. Imagine more people being so happy to go to work because they are treated kindly, with respect and recognized for the good they do, what an impact that would have. I highly recommend this book for anyone who manages people. Put the exercises into practice and enjoy watching the results.
  • Andrew
    What a great book! This was the 1985 version too. THere is a 2004 printing but i dont know if theres any difference. I think as a teacher and coach I will read this book once a year and i hope I can incorporate the book into practice. A great book if anyone wants to learn how to become better at motivating others and one's self!
  • James
    Although this was certainly an "easy" read, the book could probably be just as effective with half the text. Each chapter presents sensible methods for leading, working with, and otherwise interacting with others more successfully. A book I will reference in the future but only for the chapter headings as a brief reminder.
  • Sara W.
    This is very good to read! Bringing out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel is one of the best books to help other people. This includes great information about motivating and encouraging other people to excel their bests as they go on with their lives. I highly recommend this book!
  • Debbie
    I read this author's book, The Friendship Factor, many years ago. I found this on a discount table, and as a lifecoach and mentor am always interested in taking advantage of a bargain if it will hep me help others. This book was filled with common sense, nothing flashy or trendy - just good basic ideas for helping people succeed that never go out of style.
  • Clayton Tune
    Wow. The is the most helpful, influential book I've read on management and people skills yet. Motivation, Expectation, Excellence, Inner Drive, Failure and the power of servant leadership. What a book. Whether you're a CEO, minister, business owner, manager or just looking to better your skills with others, visit this book once a year. Your confidence will be through the roof!
  • Mindi
    I enjoyed this book. It is an easy read, and it give you good insight on how to be a better leader. It is a book that would be good to read every couple of years to make sure that you are still the person you want to be.
  • Barbara Lovejoy
    This isn't the same cover of the book I read by this author. Maybe I have an earlier edition. It is a WONDERFUL book containing ideas and principles that I want to use especially with those who are founding our charter school Esperanza.
  • Philip Meinel
    Virtually everyone is a motivator in one way or another - when we're persuading a friend to lose weight, or giving a pep talk to our kids, or trying to help a batter out of a slump. The 12 guidelines in this book are quite simple, and they can be mastered by anyone. --Alan Loy McGinnis
  • Thomas Hadley
    This book covers so many aspects of helping get the most out of people- not for self, but to help them. It gives the leader lots of tools as well as to how to keep themselves in the right place mentally to be an optimal leader.
  • Derica Holden
    One of my favorite quotes from this book: "...You do not have to be Pollyanna to succeed as a leader. But you do have to have a powerful commitment to your goals and your group. You must be able to keep going when others get fainthearted, to throw away the clock until the job is done." (pg 170)
  • Peter Van
    very practical
  • Michael Coletta
    This book is really good for anyone who wants to motivate and lead others! I'll be reading it over and over again I'm sure. A good one to study and learn.
  • Georgia
    Great book even better second time around . "Challenge yourself to give that extra 10% it just maybe the difference that causes you to win !" Vince Lombardi
  • Claudia
    Muy buen libro
  • Anita Byrne
    Good for managers and leaders