People Skills for Analytical Thinkers: Boost Your Communication and Advance Your Career - and Life | Gilbert Eijkelenboom
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"For the engineer, scientist, or technology professional seeking to communicate better in the business world, this is the book you've been craving your entire career!" ”
— Douglas Laney, Innovation Fellow, West Monroe, and best-selling author of "Infonomics"
Your analytical skills are incredibly valuable. However, rational thinking alone isn’t enough.
Have you ever:
- Presented an idea, but then no one seemed to care?
- Explained your analysis, only to leave your colleague confused?
- Struggled to work with people who are less analytical and more emotional?
In these situations, people skills make the difference, and research shows these skills are becoming increasingly more important at work.
- Being so self-aware that you can enter a room with confidence, even if the room is filled with people that you don’t know.
- Having fun and productive social interactions, also with those who have a different personality.
- Getting people to listen to your ideas attentively, because you know how to be convincing.
That’s what this book helps with – and more!
You don’t like soft and fluffy talk? Good. The author describes human behavior in an analytical language, using algorithm and data metaphors. This will help you understand the human equation and excel at communication.
Filled with academic insights, exercises, and stories, this book will change your career.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:As a former professional poker player, you can find Gilbert Eijkelenboom wherever psychology and data meet. While Gilbert’s academic background is in Behavioral Science, he has built a career in Analytics Consulting. Combining both worlds, Gilbert founded the training company MindSpeaking to help data & analytics professionals communicate with clarity, confidence, and conviction.
"For the engineer, scientist, or technology professional seeking to communicate better in the business world, this is the book you've been craving your entire career!"
-- Douglas Laney, Innovation Fellow, West Monroe, and best-selling author of "Infonomics"
"Gilbert's book is the rare piece that translates the idea of 'soft skills' in a tangible, practical and actionable way. Practitioners, leaders, and those interested in bring themselves to their work will find immense value in this book!"
-- Eric Weber, Head of Experimentation, Yelp
"People Skills for Analytical Thinkers" is much needed resource for the analytics professional wanting to create more impact in their work. Often relegated as warm and fuzzy, Gilbert has done a masterful job at highlighting the importance of "soft skills" that often get overlooked in data and analytics. If you want to position yourself for success and add one more tool in your toolbox this year, work on your ability to communicate and influence. Gilbert shines a light where this might be for you.
-- Gregory Nelson, AVP Analytics, Intermountain Healthcare, Author of: The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit"
As I was reading "People Skills for Analytical Thinkers" I found myself nodding and smiling at passages on nearly every page. I was painfully shy when I was in high school, but made the decision that I was going to change my approach to social interactions and how I put myself out in the world. Gilbert's book is a great roadmap for those who are comfortable relating to data, math and algorithms, but want to be more at ease in their social interactions. I enjoyed the book and I can see how it can make a significant difference for many of our analytically oriented colleagues. I recommend it highly.
-- John K. Thompson, Global Head, Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, CSL Behring
"A timely exploration into the connection between logical thinking and emotional intelligence, and the value of developing and enriching soft skills for the analytical thinker. Data and analytics professionals will benefit from the research-intensive insights into this frequently overlooked, yet increasingly relevant, vehicle for driving productivity, transformation, and interpersonal fulfillment."
-- Ronald van Loon, CEO, Principal Analyst at Intelligent World, Global Top 10 AI, Big Data & Analytics influencer
"A fun and easy-to-read way to improve your people skills - a topic with a huge payoff."
-- Dan Becker, Founder of Decision AI; formerly data scientist at Google
About the Author
As a former professional poker player, you can find Gilbert Eijkelenboom wherever psychology and data meet. While Gilbert's academic background is in Behavioral Science, he has built a career in Data & Analytics consulting. Combining both worlds, Gilbert founded the training company MindSpeaking to help Data & Analytics professionals communicate better. He is a passionate writer, reaching 200,000+ online views per month.