The Elephant in the Room

Author: 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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Reading the Room

Author: 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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Hay Managerial Style Workbook

This workbook gives managers a chance to understand their own managerial style, reflect on whether it suits the situations they face, and make appropriate changes.  It’s not a full psychometrics but it’s a great place to start.

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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership

Author: 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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Asda Magic

Author: 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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The Psychological Manager

Author: 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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How to Deal with Difficult People

Author: 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...

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

Author: 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...

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A Conference Call in Real Life

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

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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, psychotherapy, and wellbeing 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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