As America's number-one crisis-management expert, Judy Smith has been asked to help overcome the obstacles faced by some of the most well-known companies, celebrities, and politicians of our time. In the process she has discovered that, whether or not one is a household name, there are universal character flaws, trouble spots, and weaknesses that exist in everyone.
Over the years, Smith has been able to identify these high-risk traits that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence. These urges exist in all of us, whether it's the belief that an indiscretion is too minor to detect, a mistake is too difficult to repair, or a deceit is too well-hidden to be discovered. But, as Smith shows, we can overcome these negative urges and failings - and even turn them into our strongest assets.
Just as Gavin de Becker's best-selling book The Gift of Fear explains how to recognize and survive universal signs of violence, and as Chip and Dan Heath's best-selling book Switch shows readers how to implement change in their lives, Good Self, Bad Self will teach us how to face and overcome our own denial of impending problems - and how to identify and avoid such situations in the first place.
Smith believes that the way each of us deals with personal character flaws is what dictates whether we're going to be successful or whether we're going to destroy what we, and those around us, have worked so hard to build. In Good Self, Bad Self, she distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.
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"I have known Judy Smith for many years and she is one of the best crisis managers out there. Good Self, Bad Self is a really important book and offers a unique way of looking at crisis." (Larry King)
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The real life stories that were discussed caused you to view them differently. Understanding the thought process behind publicly facing one's faults is the best way to avoid being destroyed by the media and those around you. Telling the truth makes all the difference in the world.
Anyone over the age of 8. She was completely dreadful. Ruined the book and its contents. For Judy Smith to be as on top of her game as she seems to be, I don't know how she let this garbage get past her.
I am a fan of Ms. Smith however she does herself no favor by hiring this reader, I will listen to excepts first in the future. Buy this book in hardcopy instead.
Never, she is the least enjoyable reader I have ever experienced.
Neither, just learned new approaches to crisis mgt.
Note to self...listen to except first
GREAT EXAMPLES OF MISTAKES.EASY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHANGES IN STOP BAD CHOICES.
JUDY SMITHSHE KNEW HOW TO STEP BACK AND THINK BEFORE EVALUATING SITUATIONS.
THE NARRATOR WAS A DISTRACTION.I HOPE THE AUTHOR LISTENS TO THE NARRATION OF THE ENTIRE BOOK, BEFORE THE NEXT AUDIO BOOK VERSION IS RELEASED.IF THE AUTHOR ENJOYS THE AUDIO BOOK, I AM WILLING TO LISTEN TO THE BOOK CONCENTRATE OF CONTENT, NOT THE PERFORMANCE.I HAVE THE BOOK. SO I CAN READ THE BOOK.NO WORRIES.
SELF RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEHAVIOR.OWNERSHIP FOR BEHAVIOR.
I AM GOING TO USE THE THINGS I LEARNED AND HOPE I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO MORE JUDY SMITH BOOKS.
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