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  • Published: 11 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241986875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Connect

How companies succeed by engaging radically with society




A transformative guide based on the famously popular Interpersonal Dynamics course at Stanford

The ability to create strong relationships with others is crucial to living a fulfilled life and becoming more effective at work. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to build solid personal and professional connections, or unable to handle challenges that inevitably arise when we grow closer to others. When we find ourselves in an exceptional relationship - the kind of relationship where we feel fully understood and supported for who we are - it can seem like magic. But the truth is that the process of building and sustaining these relationships can be described, learned and applied.

David Bradford and Carole Robin taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their blockbuster Stanford course, Interpersonal Dynamics. In Connect, they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional, offering time-tested strategies for giving feedback, negotiating boundaries and working through disagreements. Through stories of people navigating tricky moments in relationships we see the six hallmarks of an exceptional relationship in action. Filled with relatable scenarios and research-backed insights, Connect will be an important resource for anyone hoping to improve existing relationships and build new ones at any stage of life.

  • Published: 11 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241986875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the authors

John Browne

JOHN BROWNE (Lord Browne of Madingley) was CEO of BP from 1995–2007, where he built a reputation as a visionary leader, transforming BP into one of the world‘s largest companies. He was president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is a fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the trustees of the Tate Galleries. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford universities, was knighted in 1998, and made a life peer in 2001. He is now a partner at Riverstone Holdings and the author of the memoir Beyond Business, popular science book Seven Elements that Have Changed the World and revealing business polemic, The Glass Closet.

Robin Nuttall

Robin Nuttall is a Partner in McKinsey’s London office. He leads McKinsey’s Regulatory and Government Practice and has served both regulators and regulated clients on strategy and organizational issues across a range of sectors and geographies. These include transportation, oil & gas, mining, high tech, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer goods companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Nuttall has a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University and an MPhil from Cambridge University. He was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University.

Tommy Stadlen

Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Swing Technologies, which exited to Microsoft in 2017. Swing, chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone, created the #1 app on Apple's App Store. A best-selling author, Tommy is a frequent speaker and media commentator, including as a contributor to the New York Times and Financial Times, and guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC. Tommy is a former McKinsey consultant and previously worked for President Obama. He graduated with First Class honours from Oxford and holds an MSc (Distinction) from the LSE. He is an advisor to NYU Stern Business School and a Venture Partner at firstminute capital, a $100m technology venture capital firm. Tommy has been recognised by the FT as a top 50 Global Ally Executive and by Entrepreneur Magazine's ‘Best Companies in America’ award.

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