Cracking The Harmony Code: Nature's Surprising Secrets for Getting Along While Getting Your Way by Camilla Gray-Nelson

"...Camilla creates a practical and actionable guide to return to what we all want - harmony and connection at work, at home and in our relationships."
 - Doug Crawford, Ceo EQ2  Leadership
Synopsis - 

In Cracking the Harmony Code, award-winning entrepreneur and best-selling author, Camilla Gray-Nelson, reveals Mother Nature's secret code for achieving personal and professional goals. Using "influence through instinct," she guides you up Nature's Harmony Pyramid to its pinnacle of success, peace and happiness.

Review - 

Cracking the Harmony code is a short, focused read presenting the author's take on how social interactions - how they work, why they work the way they do, who the players are and how to navigate these interactions more effectively both at work in in your personal life.

The author came to these ideas through her life-long experiences dealing with and observing animals - first as a child growing up on a farm, and then as a professional dog trainer working with both animals and the families that owned them.  From these observations she created a six tier harmony code, seven secrets of success and 4 animal archetypes and action styles.

I enjoyed reading her history in the beginning as it helped lay the ground work for what was to follow. There were several things I found interesting.  First was the idea of society as the rungs on a vertical ladder.  No two people can be same rung. Those you interact with are either above you or below you in terms of status. Knowing where each of you are can help guide you as you deal with those around you.  I agreed totally when she shared not everyone can be a top dog, and that there are still effective ways to gain the things you want even if you are the underling.  I feel we too often push everyone to be a top dog to be considered successful and that bodes badly for most work environments.

What didn't appeal to me as much were things like the cutesy names for the archetypes (Bessy-Boss, Ritzi-Rude, Scaredy-Cat, and Nellie-Nice). However, they were in line with the author's extensive background with animals, as was her use of examples from the animals she observed over the years to explain concepts. 

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Meet the Author:

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Best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur with a company consistently listed in the Top 15 Women-Owned Businesses in Northern California, Camilla Gray-Nelson has a leg-up on her competition. Raised and living on a farm, Camilla credits her business success today to the lessons she learned from Mother Nature in her childhood! Combining a keen knowledge of animal behavior and her awareness of the human animal's inner instincts, she reveals Mother Nature's paradigm to all women who seek their own success at work, parenting and love. She shares the animal secret of Influence through Instinct, to more cleverly succeed in getting what we want in our professional as well as personal lives, while at the same time, maintaining precious Peace and Harmony. . . two seemingly endangered species in today's chaotic world!

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