Best Communication & Social Skills Books
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1. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love
Author: by Amir Levine
Published at: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
“A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.”-John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from VenusWe already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep.
Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. Discover how an understanding of adult attachmentthe most advanced relationship science in existence todaycan help us find and sustain love.
Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner’s ability to love them back Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
2. Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
Author: by Henry Cloud
Boundaries is the book that’s helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone’s requests.
Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you’ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it’s all of the above. In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs.
Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions:Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are legitimate boundaries? How do I effectively manage my digital life so that it doesn’t control me?
3. Outliers: The Story of Success
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Published at: Back Bay Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2011)
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”-the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.
Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
4. How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 (The How To Talk Series)
Author: by Joanna Faber
Published at: Scribner; Illustrated edition (January 10, 2017)
Over 200,000 copies in print! A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed The Parenting Bible.
For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk’s powerful communication skills to parents of children ages two to seven.
Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents, teachers, and pediatricians. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and observations from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the children in your life.
5. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Author: by Dr. Sue Johnson EdD
Published at: Little, Brown Spark; 1st edition (April 8, 2008)
Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world.
In Hold me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond.
With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.
6. Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)
Author: by Jennifer Aaker
Published at: Currency; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2021)
WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Anyoneeven you! Can learn how to harness the power of humor in business (and life), based on the popular class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. The ultimate guide to using the magical power of funny as a tool for leadership and a force for good.Daniel H.
Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When and DriveThere exists a mistaken belief in today’s corporate world: that we have to be serious all the time in order to be taken seriously. But the research tells a different story: that humor can be one of the most powerful tools we have for accomplishing serious things.
Studies show that humor makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens relationships, unlocks creativity, and boosts our resilience during difficult times. Plus, it fends off a permanent and unsightly frown known as resting boss face. Top executives are in on the secret: 98 percent prefer employees with a sense of humor, and 84 percent believe that these employees do better work.
7. How to Listen with Intention: The Foundation of True Connection, Communication, and Relationships (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Published at: Independently published (June 16, 2020)
Learn to connect, create rapport, develop trust, and build deep relationships. In this day and age, the art of deep listening is a superpower. If you can make someone feel heard and important, you are on the highway to their heart.
And it’s not as difficult or complex as you think. How to go from stranger to cherished friend in record time. How to Listen with Intention is ultimately a book about relationships. A relationship must be give-and-take – are you taking more than you are giving?
Are you making people feel comfortable opening up to you? Are you listening well, or unwittingly being a conversational/relationship narcissist? It’s time to ask these difficult questions and learn the skills to not only help people in times of need, but create new friendships with just about anyone – after all, who doesn’t like to be heard?
Increase your emotional intelligence and people analyzing skills. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. Understand people two levels beneath their actual words.
8. Love More, Fight Less: Communication Skills Every Couple Needs: A Relationship Workbook for Couples
Author: by Gina Senarighi PhD CPC
Published at: Zeitgeist; Workbook edition (July 28, 2020)
Learn to communicate effectively, meaningfully, and lovingly with your partner-even in tense situations. Conflict is part of every relationship, even the healthiest ones. The key to a long-lasting relationship isn’t avoiding fights, but rather seeing them as opportunities to work together.
In her book, Gottman-certified relationship coach Dr. Gina Senarighi gives us the tools and strategies we need to communicate effectively, rebuild trust, and repair past hurts. Love More, Fight Less features: 30 COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES for building self-awareness, identifying and interrupting emotional reactivity, eliminating judgment, separating thoughts from feelings, and more 29 COMMON PITFALLS IN RELATIONSHIPS around issues of intimacy, career, finances, family and home matters, and friendships with other people-and how to navigate them STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE AND EXPERT INSIGHT to help you transform your relationship’s conflict patterns by integrating effective communication skillsThis relationship workbook is for couples who want to learn new skills and build a solid foundation for working through conflicts and moving forward in ways that strengthen their bonds.
9. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Published at: Back Bay Books; Annotated edition (April 3, 2007)
In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem.
Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom?
And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance.
10. The Power of Moments (Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact)
Author: by Chip Heath
Published at: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (October 1, 2017)
The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change usand how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.
While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later?
What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest.
Why we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not. And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends.
11. Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
Author: by Jessica Fern
Published at: Thorntree Press (October 23, 2020)
Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you’re striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of consensual nonmonogamy.
Using her nested model of attachment and trauma, she expands our understanding of how emotional experiences can influence our relationships. Then, she sets out six specific strategies to help you move toward secure attachments in your multiple relationships. Polysecure is both a trailblazing theoretical treatise and a practical guide.
12. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: by Dale Carnegie
Published at: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (November 1, 2009)
You can go after the job you wantand get it! You can take the job you haveand improve it! You can take any situationand make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more!
Achieve your maximum potentiala must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
13. The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books)
Author: by Robert Greene
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 14, 2007)
Brilliant distillations of the strategies of warand the subtle social game of everyday lifeby the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field.
In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series. Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars.
14. Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
Author: by Dr. Karyl McBride Ph.D.
Published at: Atria Books; Reprint edition (September 8, 2009)
From experienced family therapist Dr. Karyl McBride, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Is an essential guide to recovery for women with selfish, emotionally abusive, and toxic mothersdesigned to help daughters reclaim their lives. The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of narcissistic, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
Provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery.
Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness.
15. Boundaries in Marriage
Author: by Henry Cloud
Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.
Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships.
They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage – and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for. Boundaries in Marriage will help you:Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouseEstablish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriageProtect their marriage from different kinds of “intruders”Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries – or work with one who doesn’tYou don’t have to let your marriage head toward separation or divorce.