How to Get On with Anyone by Catherine Stothart
Publisher: Pearson Business
ISBN: 978 1292 20786 5
5 out of 5 stars
How to Get On with Anyone is a highly practical and engaging book. I think most of us can do with honing our influencing and communication skills. As the book says, we are social beings. A considerable amount of our fulfilment in life comes from our relationships and interactions with others. This book’s focus is to provide a framework to enable interactions to be the best they can be.
The book is packed with insight, tips, tools and techniques that are immediately usable. It provides material and worksheets to recognise other people’s styles and provides numerous suggestions for different applications.
Stothart brings information from emotional intelligence and neuroscience to augment her writing, which uses as its foundation part of the Type methodology devised by Carl Jung. Type has been developed in the past 20 years by Linda Berens, David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates, and others. Anyone who is a trained Type practitioner (MBTI) will relish the additional lens the Interaction Styles offers to understanding personality and the energy drives that lead into behaviours.
- Sarah Perrott is managing director of Cresco www.crescoconsulting.co.uk
Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching by Aubyn Howard
ISBN: 978 1138 54357 7
5 out of 5 stars
This new book shows how psychosynthesis, sometimes called a ‘psychology with soul’, offers a compelling, integrative approach for coaches “to work with both the inner and outer lives of their clients, navigating the past, present and future”. It challenges conventional notions of what coaching is for and how we do it.
It has become a truism that we live in times of crisis. But what does this really mean, and how should coaches respond? Howard explains how psychosynthesis holds space for what is emerging for the client, encouraging reflection on what their difficulties might be revealing about new potential. The core of this is a model called “tri-focal vision”.
Psychosynthesis coaching focuses at the level of being more than the doing. Howard emphasises psychosynthesis’ essential requirement for coaches to do their own personal as well as professional development work, something too often neglected in other coaching approaches. There is a powerful chapter debunking myths around “therapy versus coaching”.
Coaches interested in working in a soulful, transformative way with clients, and willing to do their own personal work, will find this a fascinating read.
- Paul Heardman is a coach and coaching supervisor, working mainly in the UK public sector. Paul was awarded Henley Business School’s top prize in coaching as part of his MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change.