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Yes Lives in the Land of No

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Yes Lives in the Land of No by Bj Gallagher and Steve Ventura
Hardcover $19.95
Jun 01, 2006 | ISBN 9781576753392

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“Is this a great book? YES. Will you recognize many of the negative people in your life? YES again. Will you learn how to avoid NO, as well as how to deal with NO if you can't avoid it? YES, for sure. And will you learn how to turn NO into YES? Undoubtedly YES. Could this book make your life more positive? YES, absolutely!”
–Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The Secret

“We tend to forget that the road to success is not a smooth, four-lane highway. It is more like a winding dirt road … with myriad NOs in the form of potholes, rocks and boulders, roadblocks and detours. This funny, engaging guide will inspire you to keep moving forward through the Land of NO until you find your YES. What a wonderful book!”
—Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and Zero to Zillionaire!

“The beauty of metaphor is that it communicates meaning, not just information—which is why I learned so much from this book about navigating a sea of negativity to find the treasure that is YES.”
—Dr. Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California, and author of On Becoming a Leader and Organizing Genius

“This imaginative, creative book is encouraging for your mind, as well as your soul.”
—Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s founder and coauthor of Copy This!

“Here’s the perfect gift for anyone who is graduating high school, going to college, looking for a job, taking that first job, stuck in a job, or just plain wondering how to negotiate better in life. Provided here are the practical tools needed to turn ‘NOs’ into ‘YESes’ … or at least ‘Maybes’… and to understand the lesson beneath the ‘NO.’ There is no way the recipient of this book won’t say ‘Thanks’”
—Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love It Don’t Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

Table Of Contents

Part I — The Parable
Part II — From Parable to Practice
Is the Land of NO Familiar to You?
Where to Begin …
Do You Work in the Land of NO?
The Language of NO
What Lies Behind the Language of NO?
Some of the Many Reasons Why People Say NO
Counter-Strategies for Turning NO into YES
How Do You Know When NO Is Final?
Is It Them . . . or Us?
Mistakes We Make When Searching for YES
What Do You Hear When Someone Says NO?
Learning from NO
A Case Study: Power of Positive Persistence
Creating a World of YES Wherever You Are
If You’re a Manager or the Leader of a Group . . .
How Do You Find Your Way Through the Land of NO?
About the Authors and the Illustrator
Information about Seminars, Keynotes, and Consulting

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