How lucky am I?

To have your support and encouragement

Getting a new book out in the world never gets easy.

You think “this is SO hard!”when you’re writing it. And then you remember yet again that the really hard work is getting people to notice and care enough to buy a copy.

What’s making it easier this time around is a shift in focus for me. The goal of selling books isn’t the point. The point is to improve 10 million working relationships.

You’re helping me help 10 million working relationships. Thank you

So much of our happiness and success depends on whether our working relationships are safe, vital, and repairable. Rather than crossing fingers and hoping for the best, this book gives you some essential tools to shape the Best Possible Relationships.

I’m thrilled, honored, delighted, and touched that you’re helping me spread the message.

You’re awesome and you’re doing great!

About the book

RELEASE DAY: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

BOOK HASHTAG: #BestPossibleRelationship

BONUS FOR BEING A 108 IRREGULAR: Future You Leadership course

Review Writing Lesson June 20th, 2023

Everything you need, right here!

I’ve got a small but brilliant team working with me on this launch, and you joining us here makes us bigger and smarter and almost certainly better looking. 🙂

Your support is truly wind in my sails.

When you signed up to be one of The 108 Irregulars, I asked you to do two (or more) of these things:

Post a review on Amazon or an equivalent before July 11th (two weeks after “pub date”)

Share the news on your social media channel of choice (with #bestpossiblerelationship) before July 11th

Share the news in your newsletter if you have one.

Enroll a friend or colleague of yours as one of The Irregular 108s.

I’ve set things up on this page to give you all you need to make it as effortless as possible.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1. Post a review

👉 consider making this your first thing to do

Getting reviews online fast helps the wheels turn and gets the algorithms cranking.

I’ve got some specific and challenging targets: 100 reviews across Amazon in the first week, and 300 in the first month, and 1000 within a year. 😱

We’re going to remind you about posting (we’ll stop *just* short of nagging), but to get you going here are four simple steps to quickly post a review.

  • 2 Write a great headline

What’s the key thing you want other people to know in 5-7 words?

👉 Here are four angles you can take, some “stubs” to get you started, and some example headlines you can use and adjust

  • 3 Write three or more sentences sharing what you found most useful

I hope you love the book of course, but this is your review. Write whatever you think is appropriate.

  • 4 Add a video review if you love it

There’s something fantastic about someone holding up the book on screen and saying: this is why I think this is terrific.

2. Share the news

Select a URL from any book vendor below to share in your emails, social posts, etc.

👉 Click here to choose your vendor

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Enjoy the freshly-made-for-you resources to make writing and sharing easy as pie.

3. Ways to promote the book

Share what your own experience as a manager and a leader tells you about what’s offered in the book, and what might be different now you’ve read it.
Talk about one of the book’s key ideas or tools: the importance to happiness and success of our working relationships; that we’re striving not for the best relationship, but the Best Possible Relationship; one or more of the three qualities of a BPR: safe, vital, and repairable; the power of talking about how we work together as well as what we’re working on.
Share your own story of a fantastic or difficult working relationship, the impact it had on you, and what it’s taught you going forward.
Dig into one of the tools in the book: The Keystone Conversation; one or more of five questions that make up the Keystone Conversation; any one of the fifteen “know thyself” exercises.
Share what resonates with you about my work.

4. Copy to copy & paste, and/or tweak

(It’s like ChatGPT, but handcrafted by Michael.
✅ Posts and emails done in 90 seconds!)

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I’ve stopped wishing that every working relationship is fantastic. I know that’s just a fantasy. But having read Michael Bungay Stanier’s new book *How to Work with (Almost) Anyone*, I’ve got a new intention of building the best possible relationship with the key people I work with. I can make the bad ones workable, the good ones better, and keep the great ones excellent for longer. The book gives a step-by-step guide — what to say, what to do — when you have a conversation about how to work together (rather than the usual thing of just ignoring it, hoping for the best, and getting on with the work). If you’ve got working relationships you wish were better, then get yourself a copy of this book.
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The worst working relationship I ever had? [Dig into your own story]. The impact it had on me was [share what you’re willing]. And the book I wish I’d read? Michael Bungay Stanier’s new book *How to Work with (Almost) Anyone*. It’s a hands-on guide to making your key working relationships safe, vital, and repairable. It might not have been able to have saved my particular mess. But it would have helped me navigate through the mess, helped me manage my own sense of self, and helped me not throw more fuel on the fire. If you’ve ever struggled with a working relationship that’s dragged you down, I’d order a copy of this helpful book.
This book is three parts management, two parts coaching, one part relationship therapy, and ALL practical. If you work with other human beings, this is the book you need to get you to the next level of leadership, management, and collaboration.
It’s not just my team I need to have better working relationships with. It’s with my boss and with her boss too. It’s with my colleagues who I’m collaborating with. It’s with some key clients. And it’s with some essential vendors. I’m realizing my happiness and my success depends on my ability to build relationships that are safe, vital, and repairable. That’s why I’ve been using Michael Bungay Stanier’s new book *How to Work with (Almost) Anyone* as a practical guide to get started. One conversation and five questions, and I’m taking big steps forward. If you’ve got some key working relationships you’re fretting about, don’t waste a minute and pick up a copy of this book.

Deftly written, visually pleasing, always clever, Michael Bungay Stanier's genius for making the complex simple is on full display.

Whitney JohnsonTop #10 Management Thinker globally, WSJ bestselling author, Smart Growth

A practical, powerful and emotionally brilliant framework that will help you work with (almost) anyone.

Carey NieuwhofBestselling author of At Your Best

This fantastic book is a blueprint for everyone seeking to build more successful and more enjoyable working relationships.

Erica DhawanBestselling author of Digital Body Language

The health of your working relationships is the key to opportunities, adventures, and growth. This practical book gives you a tool to build the best possible relationships.

Jordan HarbingerHost, Jordan Harbinger Show

The book feels like a conversation with a wise, kind mentor who believes in you. Part manual, part invitation to wonder, I'd love us all to read this book and put its principles into action.

Kathryn MannixAuthor of The End in Mind and Listen

This practical and wise book helps you build more high quality relationships in your daily life, helping you to unlock your greatest potential.

Scott Barry KaufmanHost, Psychology Podcast

One last thing

I wrote The Coaching Habit to unweird coaching, help regular people be more coach-like, and make work more human.

How to Work with (Almost) Anyone continues that commitment. Imagine if every working relationship was the best possible version of itself, and felt safe, vital, and repairable.

I think great things will happen, and you’re helping with that.

I’m truly grateful to walk with you and have your support.

You’re awesome and you’re doing great,

Q&A | June 6, 2023