- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Edition: UK & Commonwealth (minus Canada)
- Available in: Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
- ISBN: 9781408802632
- Published: February 7, 2011
You know what doesn’t work for getting your partner’s co-operation—now find out the simple strategies that will.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just ask nicely and your partner would go along with your request? Wouldn’t life be much simpler if the two of you could agree the best course of action and get on with it rather than be bogged down in arguments, stone-walling or procrastination.
If this sounds like an impossible dream, don’t worry because my seven-step programme will help you identify the sticking points, communicate better and change your relationship for the better.
How does the programme work?
It is not about manipulating or hoodwinking your partner, but putting your thoughts across effectively and ensuring your message is heard. I also teach you how to read your partner better and build trust so that he or she is favourably disposed to your suggestions. In many ways the art of persuasion is as much about changing the way you come across as changing your partner.
Gain this vital knowledge
- How to make cooperation the norm rather than a special favour
- Stop demanding or nagging and start nudging
- Find out how to ask in a clear and effective way
- Discover the rewards that work.
Transform your communication by knowing if you’re in parent, child or adult mode
One of the skills that I teach is Transactional Analysis or TA short and over and over again, clients find this is the key to unlock their communication and move towards Adult-to-Adult conversations. In this book I devote almost a whole chapter to TA and there is a series of diagrams to help you from no longer talking at crossed purposes.