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10 Rules For Talking
10 Rules For Talking

10 Rules For Talking

An Expert's Guide to Mastering Difficult Conversations


320 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781788704090

Rights: US & CA

Bonnier Books UK (Jun 2020)
Blink Publishing

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• Tim Harkness is a trained psychologist with over twenty years of experience in the field. He is a global expert in skill acquisition and training•Like Professor Steve Peters - author of The Chimp Paradox - Dr Tim has a background in sports. He is the psychologist for Chelsea FC and helped the Delhi Capitals cricket team among others. He wants to bring the values of skills acquisition that these sports teams focus on to the skill of conversation•Focusing on what he calls 'crucial' conversations, where opinions vary, emotions are running strong and the stakes are high•Rules include things like recognising that conversations and agreement are not as simple as we think, why respecting your adversary is integral, and the importance of de-escalation to keep the conversation safe.•Part practical self help guide, part Big Think, has the potential to work in a similar way to Sleep by Nick Littlehales (25,000 copies sold)

Author Biography

Tim Harkness is a leading psychologist and sports scientist, with interests ranging from sports data to the rules of public discourse. He developed the 10 Rules for Talking over a lifetime of conversations, having grown up in South Africa during Apartheid and working as a psychologist in private practice. Tim is married with three sons.