'A practical and timely book I highly recommend' Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
'Connect offers a compelling and highly accessible roadmap for building relationships that lead to professional success and personal fulfilment. I highly recommend this book' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of Blitzscaling and The Alliance
'I encourage anyone who cares to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships anywhere in their life to read this book' David Rogier, Founder and CEO at MasterClass
David Bradford and Carole Robin taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years on their legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course, "Interpersonal Dynamics". Now, in Connect, they share their time-tested strategies for developing the interpersonal skills that have become fundamental to success at work and in our everyday lives, such as building trust, giving feedback and navigating conflict.
Connect shows why relationship-building is crucial to becoming a more effective manager and leader and living a fulfilled life, from highlighting the importance of curiosity and empathy to demonstrating how to break logjams and negotiate boundaries. Filled with research-backed insights, useful concepts and thought-provoking exercises, Connect is an important resource for anyone hoping to build and sustain relationships, providing tools to make relationships robust -- and even exceptional.
WHAT FORMER STUDENTS SAID ABOUT INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS:
'I can't believe how much I learned about myself and about how others see the world'
'This course changed my life; it was transformational'
'I feel so much better equipped to create the kinds of relationships I want in my life'
'I can't believe how much I learned about myself and about how others see the world'; 'I feel so much better equipped to create the kinds of relationships I want in my life'; 'Worth the entire price of admission'; 'This course changed my life; it was transformational'
Carole and David are masters at helping people bring IQ and EQ together to satisfy both and be successful. I recommend this book
It's never been clearer that meaningful relationships are critical to a fulfilling and healthy life. Connect is a practical and timely book I highly recommend that shows us that by learning to connect with ourselves, we can more easily connect with others and build thriving relationships
Relationships are crucial to our happiness, and David Bradford and Carole Robin have spent decades teaching grateful students about them. This wide-ranging book, which builds on their famous course, will help anyone make their relationships exceptional, whether at home or in the workplace, and help them to lead better, more fulfilled lives. Connect is really valuable for everyone
Bradford and Robin, with their 40 years of experience at Stanford, select carefully and analyze real examples, and propose concepts from which we can develop the soft skills so often in short supply today's society. From self-knowledge to building trust, from giving feedback to gaining influence, the book illustrates how those skills are critical and can be nurtured, everywhere, across cultures. A precious guide on the challenging path to effective and rewarding interpersonal relationships
Learning to connect across differences and develop relationships in which we can actually see and hear others for who they are is becoming an imperative for nations and individuals alike. Connect is a carefully structured set of concepts and practices that readers can apply to everything from their marriages to their management challenges. It's a treasure!
At LinkedIn, we made "Relationships Matter" one of our core values because the personal connections you make persist across jobs, companies, and careers. Connect offers a compelling and highly accessible roadmap for building relationships that lead to professional success and personal fulfilment. I highly recommend this book
I owe most of what I have accomplished in both my career and in my personal life to the lessons I learned in the course on which Connect is based. I can't wait to give a copy of Connect to my teammates, my family, and my friends
In Connect, my colleagues Carole and David have written a practical and easy-to-read book. They have succeeded in bringing to life a legendary course at the Stanford Business School