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The ability to create strong relationships with others is crucial to living a fulfilled life. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to build solid connections, or unable to handle challenges that inevitably arise when we grow closer to others. When we find ourselves in an exceptional relationship - where we feel fully understood and supported for who we are - it can seem like magic. And 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, along the way offering time-tested strategies for giving feedback, negotiating boundaries, and navigating disagreements. Through stories of people navigating tricky moments in relationships - all based on real dynamics Bradford and Robin have witnessed or experienced - 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.