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Most people don’t have time to read the books they want to. Each week join Steph (@stephsbizbookshelf), a life-long bookworm, as she brings you the lessons from the best non-fiction books she’s read. Steph will share the ‘three big things’ the books taught her, favourite quotes and actions she’s implemented since reading the book. If you have an ever-growing pile of half-read books on your bedside table, this podcast is for you. Steph's Business Bookshelf; doing the reading so you don't have to.

Steph's Business Bookshelf Podcast Steph Clarke

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Most people don’t have time to read the books they want to. Each week join Steph (@stephsbizbookshelf), a life-long bookworm, as she brings you the lessons from the best non-fiction books she’s read. Steph will share the ‘three big things’ the books taught her, favourite quotes and actions she’s implemented since reading the book. If you have an ever-growing pile of half-read books on your bedside table, this podcast is for you. Steph's Business Bookshelf; doing the reading so you don't have to.

    How to Work With (Almost) Anyone by Michael Bungay Stanier

    How to Work With (Almost) Anyone by Michael Bungay Stanier

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    About the book

    The quality of your working relationships determines your success and your happiness. Stop leaving it all to chance.

    Build relationships that are safe, vital, and repairable.

    One essential conversation. Five powerful questions.

    Your chance to build the best possible relationships with all the people who matter

    Source: https://www.mbs.works/how-to-work-with-almost-anyone/ 

    About Michael

    I’ve written books that have sold about a million copies all told, including The Coaching Habit, a self-published book that’s become the best-selling book on coaching this century. I founded a training and development company, Box of Crayons, that has taught coaching skills to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. I love that it’s a human-centered place to work, and that it practices what it preaches.

    But wait! There’s more! I’ve been happily married for 30 years or so; I was a Rhodes Scholar; I’ve created a book in partnership with Seth Godin that raised $400,000 for Malaria No More; I’ve been named #1 Thought Leader in Coaching and a Coaching Guru; I’ve launched several podcasts; I’ve spoken live and virtually to crowds of thousands…

    Source: https://www.mbs.works/about/ 

    Listen to Michael talk to Brené Brown about the Advice Trap

     

    Big ideas


    We should all have this conversation
    Safe, vital, repairable
    Keystone conversations

     

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    • 18 min
    What I read in April 2023; pre-releases, comedy, and books I didn't finish

    What I read in April 2023; pre-releases, comedy, and books I didn't finish

    It's April, and it's been a funny month of starting books, not finishing books, and desperately trying to squeeze books in so that I did finish them. So here we are; two books read, two books retired, and two books in progress.

    This month I'm talking about...

    Books I read📚 Before and Laughter by Jimmy Carr (audiobook) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📚 How to Work With (Almost) Anyone by Michael Bungay Stanier (pre-release)

    Books I didn't finish📚 Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock (DNF)📚 The Persuaders by Anand Giridharadas (DNF, TBC)Books I'm still in the middle of reading📚 Future Normal by Henry Coutinho-Mason and Rohit Bhargava (WIP)📚 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (WIP)

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    • 14 min
    What I read in March 2023; four books on publishing, poverty, poet punks, and preparing workshops

    What I read in March 2023; four books on publishing, poverty, poet punks, and preparing workshops

    I'm back telling you about what I read last month, and what's worth reading. This month's books include...


    Write Useful Books by Rob Fitzpatrick ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    2 Hour Workshop Blueprint by Leanne Hughes (no rating as this was an early draft copy)
    Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke (audiobook) ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

     

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    • 14 min
    What I read in February 2023: four books about creativity, epidemics, and grief

    What I read in February 2023: four books about creativity, epidemics, and grief

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    ICYMI, this year I'm experimenting with a slightly different style of episode, featuring reviews of what I read over the last month. There'll still be occasional 'three big idea' episodes popping up throughout the year, and the four years and 197 other book based episodes will still be in the back catalogue to be enjoyed. 

    February might be the shortest month, but I managed to read four books, including a big chunky 500+ pager! This month I'm talking about...


    Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Applied Creativity by Christopher S Sellers ⭐️⭐️💫
    Wicked Arts Assignments ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy (audiobook) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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    • 15 min
    What I read in January 2023: five books on life, food, and the future of work

    What I read in January 2023: five books on life, food, and the future of work

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    Welcome to 2023 and to 'season two' of Steph's Business Bookshelf. ICYMI, this year I'm experimenting with a slightly different style of episode, featuring reviews of what I read over the last month. There'll still be occasional 'three big idea' episodes popping up throughout the year, and the four years and 197 other book based episodes will still be in the back catalogue to be enjoyed. 

    January is always a more book-heavy month, and this one was no exception. This month I'm talking about...


    And Away by Bob Mortimer (audiobook) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
    Pocket Full of Do by Chris Do ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Taste by Stanley Tucci (audiobook) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
    How the Future Works by Helen Kupp, Sheela Subramanian, and Brian Elliott ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
    $100m Offers by Alex Hormozi ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I'd love to hear what you think of these new episodes, and what you're reading at the moment. Drop me a message and say hi on...LinkedInInstagram
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    • 18 min
    It's 2023: what I'll be reading this year, and a year of experiments

    It's 2023: what I'll be reading this year, and a year of experiments

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    Hi friends, as we roll into 2023 I wanted to share some of the reading I'm planning on doing in 2023, some experiments I'm playing with, my word of the year, and a few changes to the schedule that are coming up.

    Here's Madeleine's newsletter that I mention in this episode.

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    • 12 min

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19 Ratings

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Love the short, sharp format. Each episode teaches me something new and helps me decide which books from my never ending wishlist to actually buy and read!

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One of my goals this year was to read more books. At first, I found it quite challenging as I was flooded with recommendations however, I was unsure where to start. Recently, when I went travelling, I downloaded a variety of Steph's Business Bookshelf episodes and have since been very inspired to make time for reading.

I thoroughly enjoy how the format is concise, full of insights and inspiration. I'm looking forward to learning more and reading more from the next episodes!

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