Episode Date June 20, 2023
Featured Guest Michael Bungay Stanier
Featured Book "How to Work with (Almost) Anyone" by Michael Bungay Stanier

Episode Summary

Michael reading from How to Work with (Almost) Anyone, and discussing what you can learn from frustrating past relationships.

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My new book is on the near, near horizon. It’s called How to Work with (Almost) Anyone, and if you interact with other human beings in your life, this might be a helpful book for you. It goes live on June 27th, and I’ve got some terrific pre-order bonuses, which you can find linked below.

In this episode, you’ll hear about one of the five questions of the keystone conversation; the ‘bad date’ question. Then, Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, shares a story that builds delightfully on that very question.

Michael reads from Chapter 5 of his newest book, ‘How to Work with (Almost) Anyone.’ [reading begins at 1:12]

Hear us discuss:

  • “There is ‘wisdom in the wound.’” [4:33]
  • The contributing factors in the death of a working relationship: “It wasn’t just you and them, the time and place always influence what happens.”
  • Jennifer McCollum on her worst possible relationship: “Regardless of whether or not I’m the leader, I learned that I need to honor and value the uniqueness that each team member brings.” [7:14]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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