34 min

Exceptional Leadership, Exceptional Relationships with Dr. David Bradford Key Conversations for Leaders

    • Management

Dr. David Bradford is Eugene O’Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Along with Carole Robin, he's taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary course Interpersonal Dynamics (affectionately known to generations of students as “Touchy-Feely”) and they have coached and consulted hundreds of executives for decades.


In their book, "Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues," they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional by cultivating authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty, while being willing to ask for and offer help, share a commitment to growth, and deal productively with conflict. He has written several other books including, “Influencing Up” and "Reinventing Organization Development: New Approaches to Change in Organizations."


 


Inside This Episode


Building Exceptional Relationships

Why We Often Struggle To Build Solid Connections With Other People

How To Say Anything To Almost Anybody

Getting Back to Choice in Responsibility

The Danger of Attribution

The Sliding Scale Of Authenticity and Vulnerability

Preventing Major Conflicts Before They Occur

How To Handle Disagreement

Strengthening Relationships Through Disagreements

Delivering Effective Feedback To Colleagues And Employees

Testing The Waters Before Managing Up

Role-Modeling Excellence As a Leader


Links:


Website


LinkedIn


 

Dr. David Bradford is Eugene O’Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Along with Carole Robin, he's taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary course Interpersonal Dynamics (affectionately known to generations of students as “Touchy-Feely”) and they have coached and consulted hundreds of executives for decades.


In their book, "Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues," they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional by cultivating authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty, while being willing to ask for and offer help, share a commitment to growth, and deal productively with conflict. He has written several other books including, “Influencing Up” and "Reinventing Organization Development: New Approaches to Change in Organizations."


 


Inside This Episode


Building Exceptional Relationships

Why We Often Struggle To Build Solid Connections With Other People

How To Say Anything To Almost Anybody

Getting Back to Choice in Responsibility

The Danger of Attribution

The Sliding Scale Of Authenticity and Vulnerability

Preventing Major Conflicts Before They Occur

How To Handle Disagreement

Strengthening Relationships Through Disagreements

Delivering Effective Feedback To Colleagues And Employees

Testing The Waters Before Managing Up

Role-Modeling Excellence As a Leader


Links:


Website


LinkedIn


 

34 min