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Episode 180

The Keystone Conversation

In this conversation with coach, author and speaker Michael Bungay Stanier we explore the concept of social contracting, the 3 phases of the keystone conversation, maintaining healthy relationships and good day/bad day questions.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:30 Thrilling, important & daunting
09:00 How to work together
11:30 Building the best possible relationships
16:30 The keystone conversation
20:00 The 3 phases
26:00 Social contracting
29:30 Good day/bad day questions
35:30 Maintaining healthy relationships
38:30 Staying in connection
44:00 3 principles of maintenance

Resources Mentioned:
How to work with (almost) anyone, by Michael Bungay Stanier
Peter Block
The Coaching Habit, by Michael Bungay Stanier

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About Michael

Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership competency. He is a coach and speaker, and the author of six books, which between them have sold more than a million copies. He’s best known for The Coaching Habit, the best-selling coaching book of the century and already recognized as a classic. Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led.


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