For a combined 45 years, Professors Carole Robin, Ph.D. and David Bradford, Ph.D taught how to break through superficial interactions, get real and create meaningful connections with people in every aspect of life through Stanford’s most popular course, Interpersonal Dynamics. Now they are letting the masses audit their class with their new book, CONNECT: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, & Colleagues.
Filled with real-life situations, the book is a framework that covers all the intricacies of relating to someone, from expectations to conflict. There are simple things we all can do for any connection we want to strengthen and anytime you move from casual contact to something that’s more meaningful, you enrich your life.
David is the Eugene O’Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he helped develop Interpersonal Dynamics (“Touchy Feely”) as well as much of the School’s leadership curriculum. He is the author of numerous books, including Managing for Excellence, Influence Without Authority, and Power Up.
Carole was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership and Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business before co-founding Leaders in Tech, which brings the principles and process of “Touchy Feely” to executives in Silicon Valley. Prior to coming to Stanford, she had careers in sales and marketing management and was a partner in two consulting firms.