5 Questions To Work With “Almost” Anyone | Michael Bungay Stanier

5 Questions To Work With “Almost” Anyone | Michael Bungay Stanier

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In today’s episode, we cover relationship building and repairing with Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company, and the author of several books including his bestseller The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever and his newest title How to Work with (Almost) Anyone: Five Questions for Building the Best Possible Relationships.

Relationships are not easy to maintain and the best relationships take work, so how do you build the best relationships, what can you do to repair broken relationships, and how do you know you should just walk away?  

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • What are the negative impacts of not having psychological safety in the workplace?
  • Why is it important to seek relationships that go beyond safety?
  • What questions can you ask so you can work with almost anyone?
  • Increase productivity with language – 15:20
  • What is the best way to make a to-do list so you’ll actually complete it?
  • What question can you ask to understand why people don’t like working with you?
  • Repair the relationship – 31:20
  • What questions can you ask to stop a relationship from failing?
  • What questions can you ask to repair a broken relationship?
  • Can you reset a relationship?
  • Choose your battles – 41:37
  • How do you know when you should walk away from a relationship or friendship?

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