Communication is the key to real connection.

It's what brings us together or pushes us apart. 

Master your connections with Communication That Works for


lasting relationships     Successful Careers     exceptional leadership

Communication That Works focuses on your communication strengths and shows you how to put them to work for effective communication every time. You'll learn:

  • ✔      Communication Theory basics.

  • ✔      Key aspects of your communication strengths and focus.

  • ✔      Your specific skills related to 3 fundamental categories of interaction.

  • ✔      Tips and techniques for recognizing and mitigating potential communication disconnects.

  • ✔      Opportunities and challenges you'll experience communicating with people of each Perceptual Style.

Communication That Works is one of the volumes in our Owner's Manual Series. There's a separate volume for each Perceptual Style.


  • No other assessment or self-awareness book provides

  • this much detail or practical application:

  • ✔      The social surroundings, situations and environments you THRIVE in

  • ✔      Your Approach to Conflict and the your core strengths to deal with opposition, arguments and dispute

  • ✔      Your Perspective on Change and your unique skill set to initiate, recognize, and adapt to change

  • ✔      Your Learning Preferences and how to apply them to maximize your knowledge and skill growth

  • ✔      Your strengths and approach to the critical life skill of Persuasion (which is a lot more than just selling)

  • ✔      The Leadership strengths you possess to guide and inspire others

  • ✔      The unique approach, skills, and tactics you bring to the Management of the activities of others

  • ✔      The strengths and skills you bring to Team Participation

  • ✔      The Keys to Motivation that enthuse and inspire you to take action>

  • ✔      Your Perceptual Experience and the core strengths that support that experience

  • ✔      How your Time Orientation brings perspective to your actions


All this as well as the specific attractions, strengths, and challenges you experience when Interacting with people whose Perceptual Style is the same or different from yours (this is where the real gold of understanding perceptual and strength differences comes to light). 


  • Boost your self-awareness and confidence.

  • Improve your relationships.

  • Take control of your career.


  • I was given an amazing gift with Perpetual Style, specifically in regard to the Career Planning Guide.

    This amazing tool came to me at a point in my career when I knew I needed a change but was tentative as how to take that leap. What Lynda-Ross and Gary have created is an amazing guided course that that teaches you about your innate strengths, identifies areas of your expertise ang potential you may not be aware of, and shows you how to highlight your strengths and use them to greater advantage. The course allows you to fine tune so much while also broadening how you look at your relationships with others and how your strengths can complement so many of your day to day interactions.

    It was truly an eye-opening experience, one that I would recommend to anyone, either just beginning a career or well into it. It is something I wish I had found many years ago! Thank you, Lynda-Ross and Gary.

    Jim Regan
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • I was in a job in a corporate environment singularly unsioted for me. When I got my results, I was relieved to be reminded of my talents and invigorated to find an environment where I could flourish.

    The level of detail and the depth of understanding from obtaining my Perceptual Style results are far better - and more immediatly useful - than other tests I have taken. The difference is quite simply, off the charts.

    Flo Clark
    Attorney. Denver, Colorado
  • "I clearly remember two "wow" moments in my experience with this program that happened the day our assessment results were delivered. All of the managers who had participated were gathered in a large meeting room. Our results were given to each of us and we werre then grouped around the room by our Perceptual Styles. I remember noticing the people in my group were the folks I got along with the best.

    When Gary started talking about our group, his descriptions were hitting far too close to home for me to ignore. When he said "You were the people who sat in classrooms throughout high school and thought you knew more than the teacher!", it was my "wow" moment. I had never shared that thought with another living soul but had believed that through most of school. It was like this guy was reading my mind. Suddenly, I decided I better not discount this program. You had my attention."

    Eric Donowho
    Chief Administrative Officer, Lending Industry

  • Communication is a fundamental part of being human.

  • It's how we connect with each other.

We all want to be understood. So, we search for the right words and the right tone to convey our message. What we often fail to recognize is that each one of us has a built-in communication filter and because of that filter, what we mean isn’t always what others hear and vice versa.

At the core of your communication filter is your Perceptual Style. How you see the world and make it meaningful to you has everything thing to do with how you express yourself and how you listen.

Disconnects in communication happen to all of us. It’s not because we’re not smart enough and it’s not because other people aren’t smart enough. And it’s not because one of you isn’t listening or trying hard enough.

Words are a code we put on our thoughts and ideas to communicate our intention and meaning to others. The code you use on a regular daily basis to communicate is highly dependent on how you perceive the world – your Perceptual Style.