25 Essential Skills and Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst
Expert Tips for Maximizing Consulting Effectiveness
By Jon Bailey, Mary Burch
Routledge – 2010 – 316 pages
25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst is a much needed guidebook for behavior analysts who want to become successful at consulting. Jon Bailey and Mary Burch present five basic skills and strategy areas that professional behavior analysts need to acquire. This book is organized around those five areas, with a total of 25 specific skills presented within those topics. Every behavior analyst, whether seasoned or beginning, should have this book.
Introduction. Part I: Basic Consulting Skills. Business Etiquette. Assertiveness. Leadership. Networking. Public Relations and Marketing. Total Competence-applied Behavior Analysis Plus. Ethics in Daily Life. Part II: People Skills. Personal Communications. Persuasion/Influence. Negotiation and Lobbying. Public Speaking. Part III: Applying Behavioral Skills. Handling Difficult People. "Think Function". Using Shaping Effectively. "Can You Show Me That?" Performance Management. Part IV: Work Habits. Time Management/Prioritizing Tasks. Become a Trusted Professional. Learn to Deal with Stress. Know When to Seek Help. Part V: Advanced Consulting Skills. Critical Thinking. Problem Solving. Understanding and Using "Power". Training/Coaching/Mentoring. Aggressive Curiosity. References. Appendix A: 25 Skills and Strategies Scenarios. Appendix B: 25 Skills Individual Checklist. Appendix C: 25 Skills Organizational Checklist.