218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Part One: Friends in Life
Chapter 1: Who Expects You to Be Somebody?
Chapter 2: The Energy Between
Chapter 3: Better Than Prozac?
Chapter 4: The Silver Lining in a Marriage
Chapter 5: The Rounding Error
Chapter 6: Does Work Balance Life?
Part Two: Friends at Work
Chapter 7: The Three-Friend Threshold
Chapter 8: Can You Be Friends With Your Boss?
Chapter 9: Getting Engaged at Work
Part Three: Developing Vital Friendships
Chapter 10: Sharpening Each Relationship
Chapter 11: The Eight Vital Roles -- Builder -- Champion -- Collaborator -- Companion -- Connector -- Energizer -- Mind Opener -- Navigator
Part Four: Building Vital Friendships at Work
Chapter 12: Family Ties
Chapter 13: The Water Cooler Effect
Chapter 14: Plugging In
Appendixes and References
Appendix A: Your Questions
Appendix B: A Case Study: Can Leaders Set the Tone?
Appendix C: Development of the Vital Friends Assessment: A Technical Report
Appendix D: Gallup Research on Friendships
Challenging long-held assumptions about relationships, a multidisciplinary study reveals the essential elements of different types of friendships, shedding new light on one's personal relationships with co-workers, colleagues, family, and friends.
12.00 PRF (99-PRF-9)