Relationships

You are wired to connect and attach to others. The fact remains that in order to get on in business you will need to get on with people!

Videos

A Conference Call in Real Life

A light-hearted look at the challenges of conference calls.

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Repairing Relationships

Keep finding yourself in a familiar and problematic pattern? Have a look at this.

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Really Toxic Bosses (1)

They are out there. Which classification would you give this one?

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The Still Face Experiment

A moving little video that shows just how important attunement and attachment are in relationships.

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The Power of Forgiveness

What do ‘reduced stress, better heart health, lowered anxiety and pain perception and higher overall happiness’ have in common? They are all correlated to your ability to ask for forgiveness – this engaging video explains why.

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The importance of attachment

Video from YouTube with Jon Allen (Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine), discussing the basics of attachment theory and how it is linked to mental health

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Repairing Relationships

A video from the late Virginia Satir about the important of being emotionally congruent to building and maintaining healthy relationships.

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Books

Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships

Eric Berne

Available From Amazon

Office Politics

Office Politics

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The Psychology of Fear in Organanisations

Sheila Keegan

This book shows how fear manifests itself in large organisations, how it impacts on the workforce and how by reducing our willingness to take risks and to innovate, it can inhibit economic growth and innovation, at both an individual and corporate level. The book contains several quotes from Chris Welford.

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

American Psychiatric Association

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The EQ Edge, Third Edition: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Steven J. Stein

Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm–all of which are essential ingredients of success.

The EQ Edge offers fascinating–and sometimes surprising–insights into what it takes to be a top law–enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants.

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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership

Bill George

A readable treatise on what it is to be an authentic leader.  Authenticity is a much used term and it can be hard to define.

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Working Together

Anita Mountain & Chris Davidson

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Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change (2nd edition)

Miller R William & Stephen Rollnick

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Virginia Satir: Foundational Ideas

Barbara Jo Brothers

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Status Anxiety

Status Anxiety

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The Elephant in the Room

Diana McLain Smith

A systematic look at how relationships determine the success of leaders and their enterprises, along with tools to help strengthen and change them.

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An Introduction to CBT: Skills and Applications

David Westbrook

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The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Kevin Dutton

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Reading the Room

David Kantor

In this innovative book, renowned psychologist David Kantor applies his research and theory of structural dynamics to the workplace to show how individual leaders and coaches can develop their own skills in understanding group dynamics and apply this understanding to improve organisational communication and performance.

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Asda Magic

David Smith

A readable and in places quite provocative look at what it takes to build a winning culture.  Useful to think about alongside leadership style and personality.

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Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

David Rock

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T A Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Ian Stewart & Vann Joines

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The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds

John Bowlby

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Gill Hasson

Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with.

Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change.

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The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson

An amusing tale about the most antisocial people that you are likely to meet.  There’s just as much chance of you meeting them in business too!

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An Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Phil Lapworth and Charlotte Sills

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The Psychological Manager

Peter Storr

If you want to know more about the psychology that underpins a lot of management theory, this is an excellent read.

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Difficult Personalities

Helen McGrath & Hazel Edwards

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Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work

Paul Babiak & Robert D. Hare

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Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: How to use CBT to improve your mind and your life

Dr Stephen Briers

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This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition and psychotherapy services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.

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