"This is an important book whose ideas will help managers and employees better understand each other. It's a 'must' H.R. book."
Stanton H. Goldberg
vice president, human resources
"This material changed my life! BrainStyles filled in the gaps that were missing for me in all the other systems I've studied--including the Meyers-Briggs test and numerous other personality systems--with real validity. This is really breakthrough stuff because it explains how someone thinks now in such a simple way, you can use it immediately to improve and work much more effectively as teams."
John P. Fullingim
director, The Addison Marketing Group, Dallas, TX
"Leading From Strengths with The BrainStyles System® has been presented several times each semester this year to graduate MBA students through the Business Leadership Center, Southern Methodist University. The participants' ratings for the course are among the highest received for our courses. All students discussed the usefulness of the seminar to enhance their personal lives and relationships. I heartily endorse BrainStyles as part of an educational curriculum. It provides a very useful tool for developing personal leadership as well as a foundation for collaborating with others in teams."
Paula Hill, director, Business Leadership Center
Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
"When I was reading the description of my BrainStyle I had to do all I could not to burst into tears! Because, like the person described in your book, I felt that FINALLY someone knew what was going on in my 'weird' mind... I wasn't weird: I was OK, I AM OK!!! You have no idea what a relief it was to find at 35 that this is the case. At 35 I feel like my life is just beginning!!... I now feel like I don't constantly have to apologize sic for who I am. to others and myself... I feel vindicated, liberated."
personal assistant for the city of Casey
"From phrenology to Myers-Briggs tests, systems for explaining personality share a weakness: messy divisions between categories. There's an endless number of personality attributes, and nearly as many possibilities for grouping chem. Dallasite Miller fights this tendency by focusing her system on the way people make decisions."
a column by Mike Maza
The Dallas Morning News
"Marlane Miller's insightfulness and interpretation of four basic right-left brain personality types is outstanding. If previously you have been confused or unsatisfied with all the other 5, 6, 7, 8 or 16-fold typologies, BrainStyles is the book for you! It is mind-enlightening, and quite personally engaging... This book is NOT a neurological guidebook nor a post-graduate thesis like other personality assessments can be... I look forward to more books from this author."
psychology research director
Los Angeles, CA
"Your book has had the deepest impact on my coaching and on my own personal life. When people hire a coach, it is often because they feel an urgency to change themselves rather than the situation they are in. They are intrigued when I suggest to them the most efficient way to change could be to not change! It is amazing how BrainStyles can help all of us to reconnect and empower our true selves."
Catherine Beau-Wedemeyer, BrainStyles coach
formerly an executive with Bosch Industries and Andersen Consulting
I have read Polish version of the book and I have to say ... it is great! This book changed my life. I was always thinking that I was not right. Now I can see that there are other people like me and that they are even successful. My plan is work on my strengths. I am hoping that since not to cry on my non-strengths any more sic). I have understood that I cannot be Conceptor or Knower. And it is OK. I am Conciliator, and I have something to offer that other people do not have. Thank you for giving me hope.
Aga (Agnicszka Sypniewska)
"Over the last six years, BrainStyles and the principles associated with it have helped me develop higher performing teams: teams that possess a full range of skills to manage and lead all aspects of business ... I think BrainStyles helps us understand and value diversities like never before. The differences in race and gender have become second to how people think as I deal with them. That's what my organization really needs."
division distribution manager
Pepsi-Cola Company, NY
"BrainStyles... is an exciting book that provides new insights into the way people's brains are structured to make decisions."
book review: "Holistic Management in Practice"
"BrainStyles has changed my life as a trainer. In the past, I felt that some of the students were resisting my training. After I have identified the BrainStyle of the student I can adapt my training to their style and the way they process information. Some of my students have said after training, 'Now I know why I am the way I am. There isn't anything wrong with me after all.' BrainStyles has been tremendous for my work team. The bickering has been replaced with, 'This is their BrainStyle, we need to communicate in the way that they understand best.'"
Express Personnel Services regional operations trainer
"Your book has helped me tremendously and made me understand exactly why I am feeling so totally frustrated when people can't see it when I get it so quickly and easily. Your points on communication are so perfect and right!"
senior project manager
"I've personally found the BrainStyles concept to open a rich, untapped resource of diversity within our work group. The rewards were definitely worth the time and energy Investment."
~ Tom A. Muccio, vice president, customer business development
Procter & Gamble Worldwide
Brain Styles is a common denominator across all humankind regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, etc. It is something that brings diverse people together on common ground.
customer business development manager for Asia
The Procter & Gamble Company,
"There has been, it seems, a library of books published in the past several years aimed entirely at encouraging us to improve ourselves and to change. The message has been that if we do not change we will not be able to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. How refreshing now to read BrainStyles by Marlane Miller, who, instead of encouraging us to change, gives us the tools and guidance to discover and affirm who we really are--how we think and how we respond. From there, Ms. Miller teaches us how to recognize and affirm the people we love and work with, leading them to a better, more sensitive, and more effective way of being.
I recommend this book as a tool for both life and work."
James A. Autry
author of Love and Profit and Confessions of an Accidental Businessman
retired president of the magazine group of the Meredith Corporation
"This is a whole system for living. I use it with my family, friends, and people at work. Knowing BrainStyles has made me more secure with people, especially new Customers, who [sic) I have to get to know in a pressure situation."
Dan J. Carrithers
product manager, The Dexter Corporation
"Becoming aware of my strengths empowers me to do what I do well, and not to spend time trying to become something I'm not. This has been very powerful for me and my relationships with and expectations for other people."
North American logistics manager
Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, MO
"First of all, I think that the BrainStyles test and literature is not only applicable in business situations, but I also find it very useful in my personal life as well. After reading this book, I bought another and gave it to my fiancée to improve the odds of our marriage being successful."
"I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has a genuine interest in improving the performance of those around them and their teams. In my work setting, I will endeavor to apply these principles. I will first have to focus on myself, but I think that finding others' strengths and bartering with them to cover my 'non-strengths' will be beneficial to our whole team."
Comments from Southern Methodist University MBA students
“BrainStyles helped me change my life to one of self-contentment and renewed spirituality. I feel in control now so I can be much more empathetic of other people’s shortfalls and focus instead on their strengths. The net result is that my relationships and career are much more successful than in the past.”
Vice President & General Manager,
Frito Lay Inc.,
"You know P&G is so big on training, and in my five years there, I went to dozens of training sessions each year. But your BrainStyles program has had the biggest impact on my life, and it is the one I fall back on continually: Please do nor take this as flattery, but as honesty. In fact, when I first started in my position at the university, I had difficulty working with our president, so I asked him to do your BrainStyles Inventory® to help me understand where he was coming from on his reactions and his decision making process. He did and it was very beneficial. I've been here seven years now."
Director of Marketing & Public Relations,
former Procter & Gamble employee,
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor