Carole and David are masters at helping people bring IQ and EQ together to satisfy both and be successful. I recommend this book.
It’s never been clearer that meaningful relationships are critical to a fulfilling and healthy life. Connect is a practical and timely book I highly recommend that shows us that by learning to connect with ourselves, we can more easily connect with others and build thriving relationships.
At LinkedIn, we made “Relationships Matter” one of our core values because the personal connections you make persist across jobs,
companies, and careers. Connect offers a compelling and highly accessible roadmap for building relationships that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. I highly recommend this book.
Learning to connect across differences and develop relationships in which we can actually see and hear others for who they are is becoming an imperative for nations and individuals alike. Connect is a carefully structured set of concepts and practices that readers can apply to everything from their marriages to their management challenges. It’s a treasure!
One of my goals, and the reason I founded MasterClass, is my fervent commitment to democratizing access to the world’s best. I am thrilled that the immensely valuable lessons in Connect are now available to millions of people. I encourage anyone who cares to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships anywhere in their life to read this book.
I owe most of what I have accomplished in both my career and in my personal life to the lessons I learned in the course on which Connect is based. I can’t wait to give a copy of Connect to my teammates, my family, and my friends.
Decades in business have shown me that building high-trust relationships is one of the most important keys to success, whether in negotiations or on the basketball court. With practical insights into relationship building in both personal and professional environments, Connect is the best book in its class.
Carole and David’s classes have been an invaluable resource — what a gift to have their insights and lessons in a book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to feel happier and more fulfilled, and to anyone who wants a better, smarter future for our world.
At Stanford’s business school, the most popular course isn’t tech or entrepreneurship – it’s a class on interpersonal dynamics that’s affectionately known as Touchy-Feely. David Bradford and Carole Robin’s book is the next best thing to taking it. Full of thoughtful, actionable advice on showing vulnerability, setting healthy boundaries, earning and restoring trust, handling feedback and conflict, and building and strengthening relationships.
Carole and David have a unique and invaluable feel for the human psyche and an instinct, tuned over thousands of examples, for how to get the most out of our relationships with others, and ultimately ourselves. This book is a treasure chest of her wisdom, shared with us all.
What’s different about this book? You’ll see how many dilemmas at work that you thought were about priorities or strategy or “right and wrong,” were really about relationships all along. The future of work will reward those who can see past numbers and bullet points into the map of relationships. Carole and David sketch that map for you.
In Connect, my colleagues Carole and David have written a practical and easy-to-read book. They have succeeded in bringing to life a legendary course at the Stanford Business School.
There’s no better time to learn how to create more meaningful interactions and relationships, and Connect helps us do just that. Based on the legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course, this book is written by two Interpersonal Dynamics masters. The more people who read this, the stronger our families, organizations, communities and institutions will be.
Carole Robin and David Bradford’s Connect is the Senior Executive Must Read from the Gurus of Our Time.