Good communication skills are a key part of being successful. That applies to everything from being a good leader to your team at work to a being good friend. Knowing how to use your words effectively and compassionately can help you avoid miscommunications and achieve your goals more efficiently. So, here are five books to help you communicate better!
NonViolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Our first recommendation comes from Marshall Rosenberg and his inspirational book NonViolent Communication.
In the book, Rosenberg explains a better way of communicating with people to avoid misunderstandings and irrational conflicts. That way you can better connect with yourself and with others. NonViolent Communication is not about convincing people to do what we want but rather to create a connection with another person where everyone’s needs are met.
Watch our summary video on NonViolent Communication below or read our blog post about the book here.
Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Robert Cialdini‘s book Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion is all about the psychology behind getting other people to say “YES!” to you and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations. Throughout the book, Cialdini teaches you how to become a skilled persuader.
Watch our summary of this great book right here or read our blog post.
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The key to a great relationship is communication. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman argues that love is a choice and If you and your partner do not deliberately and consciously work on your relationship your ‘love-tank’ will soon be running on empty. For example, are you more appreciative of spending quality time with your partner or receiving little gifts occasionally that shows their love for you? Finding out your love language and expressing it can help you better communicate with not only your partner, but with all other people in your life.
Be sure to watch our summary video The Five Love Languages below or read our blog post about the book here.
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
A lot of miscommunication happens when you are not able to see where the other person is coming from because you are too set in the way you think about things in the world. The Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono forces you to move outside your normal way of thinking and to look at things from different perspectives in order to better understand where other people are coming from.
Watch our video about the book right here or read our blog post.
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Are you getting what you want out of life? Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss teaches you methods of negotiation that you can use in all aspects of your life – from closing a business deal to persuading your kids to go to bed. The book is essentially a guide on how to use hostage negotiation techniques in everyday situations. But don’t worry if that sounds scary! In the book, Chris Voss, a former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, shows us that the art of negotiation is all about communicating effectively.
Check out our video summary below or read our blog post about Never Split the Difference here.
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