Solving the People Problem

Brett Cooper & Evans Kerrigan

Do you work with anyone who thinks or acts differently than you? Would you like to understand why they think and act that way? Would you like to have THE answer for how to build more productive relationships with your coworkers (including your boss)? If so, Solving the People Problem is for you.

By sharing their own personal insights – gained over two decades as Organizational Health Consultants – and more than twenty interesting and often humorous anecdotes from others, Brett M. Cooper and Evans Kerrigan explain the what, why and how of DISC-EQ, a powerful new framework that will equip you to master six essential workplace applications:

  • Decision making
  • Communicating with others
  • Handling conflict
  • Teamwork
  • Sales & customer service
  • Leadership

FREE BONUS: The companion “Field Guide for Leaders” provides detailed instructions for 30 exercises you can do right now to solve the people problem in your workplace. Download it at

Press & Praise

Barry Z. Posner, PhD, Bestselling Author of The Leadership Challenge and Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University

"A thought-provoking look at better understanding yourself and the people around you. No one accomplishes anything significant without the involvement of others, and this book provides heaps of insights and practical advice about how to create authentic and meaningful relationships that enable people to work together effectively. The book has a personal feel to it, as if the authors are in the room with you, sharing both who they are, the challenges they face, and the lessons they have learned themselves, as well as in working with hundreds of others in their careers. Readers are sure to find many ideas about how they can solve their 'people problems,' which makes this book priceless."

Kimberly Kochurka Shaw, Vice President of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

"As a human resources and organizational development professional, I find the concepts in this book to be indispensable. If you want people in your organization to work together more effectively and productively, give them a copy of Solving the People Problem and teach them about DISC-EQ."

Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer and Director of Department of Executive Services in King County, Washington

"King County government has a long history of leading the charge in public-sector performance improvement. We have embraced the powerful ideas in this book with great success. We are well on our way to becoming one of the best run governments in America, with our teams and employees being more efficient, more effective, and more accountable than ever. Solving the People Problem is a great read for any leaders looking to drive more emotional intelligence and team cohesion across their workforce."

Brett M. Cooper and Evans Kerrigan help professionals like you build work relationships that really work. Over the last twenty years, they’ve influenced thousands of people in government, non-profits, and corporate America to work together in more productive, more effective, and more human ways.

Through Integris Performance Advisors–the firm they co-founded–Brett and Evans have helped clients increase employee engagement, improve efficiency, and generate hundreds of millions in financial benefit.

Brett and Evans are frequent speakers on team dynamics, leadership, and operational excellence. To access more great content and resources, and to connect directly with Brett and Evans, visit

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