How to Work with (Almost) Anyone with Michael Bungay Stanier

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How to Work with (Almost) Anyone with Michael Bungay Stanier

Box of Crayons founder and best-selling author Michael Bungay Stanier discusses his new book, "How to Work With (Almost) Anyone."

By Rotman Events

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Date and time

Wed, Jun 14, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT


Rotman School of Management + Livestream 105 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3E6 Canada

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Author Presentation with Q&A

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail reception including meet-and-greet with author and book signing

Sponsored by: Rotman Executive Programs

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Following the conversation, we invite you to join us for a cocktail reception hosted by Rotman Executive Programs, including a meet-and-greet with the author and book signing.


How to Work With (Almost) Anyone (Page Two, June 27, 2023)


Michael Bungay Stanier, Founder, Box of Crayons; best-selling author

Book Synopsis:

The secret to work relationships that sing from a top thought-leader in coaching.

Have you ever had the experience of working with someone … and they just didn’t “get” you? For whatever reason, they do all the things that wind you up, put you off and drive you nuts.

And … have you ever had the experience of working with someone … and you just didn’t “get” them? You couldn’t figure out what made them tick, and you know you were underwhelming as a manager and leader for them.

Of course, you have. We all have.

And why, we wonder, do those experiences keep happening? Particularly when we’ve also experienced the opposite: great working relationships that soar.

In How To Work with (Almost) Anyone, internationally bestselling, celebrated author Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) shares a tested process that sets up working relationships for the best possible success. It shows you how to communicate about who you are and what brings out the best and the worst in you. It gives you the tools to talk with your colleagues about each of your operating manuals, and to set a social contract for how you’ll work together (not just what you’ll be working on). It teaches you how to keep relationships strong and healthy, clear and clean.

Not every relationship can be rainbows and unicorns and free-flowing ginger beer. But everyone who relates can do a better job at amplifying the best of each other, navigating the dark spots, and staying resilient and generous. With How To Work with (Almost) Anyone, MBS reveals the secret to better, more successful relationships.

About our Speaker:

Michael Bungay Stanier has a gift for distilling big, complex ideas into practical, accessible knowledge for everyday people that helps them be a force for good.

His books have sold over a million copies, with The Coaching Habit topping the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. MBS has been featured on the blogs and social media platforms of thought leaders including Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Brené Brown, and has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBC,, and innumerable podcasts—as well as in notable publications including the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and Fast Company.

MBS is the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company, that helps organizations move from advice-driven action to curiosity-led transformation. They have trained more than half a million people for clients including Microsoft, Salesforce, TELUS and Gucci.

Before establishing Box of Crayons, MBS’s accomplishments included publishing an academic article on James Joyce and a Harlequin-esque short story; playing small roles in helping invent Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust pizza and creating “one of the worst single-malt whiskies in existence”; and spending 20 minutes writing what has remained GlaxoSmithKline’s global vision for more than 20 years.

A former Rhodes Scholar, MBS is an Australian who now lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Event Logistics:

This event is available to attend in-person or virtually via livestream.

Rotman Events is committed to accessibility for all people. If you have any access needs or if there are any ways we can support your full participation in this session, please email Mandi Gosling [] no later than 2 weeks in advance of the event and we will be glad to work with you to make the appropriate arrangements.

General Admission: In-Person Ticket Details

  • The event will be hosted in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management (105 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3E6). Your registration fee includes a copy of the book, cocktail reception, sponsored by Rotman Executive Programs, meet-and-greet with book signing by the author, as well as access to a video replay of the session for 30 days.

General Admission: Livestream Ticket Details

  • Rotman Events will email registrants a link to the livestream. Your registration fee includes access to the livestream, video replay for 30 days, a copy of the book and shipping fees. The book will be shipped to registrants after the event. Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.

30-day Catch-up Viewing

  • Unable to attend the event due to scheduling conflicts? Not to worry. All registrants (in-person or livestream) can access the full recording on-demand for one month after the live event.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received in writing NO LATER than 24 hours prior to the event. Please email for processing.
  • In-person registrants who do not pick up their book at the event will have 5 business days to request postal delivery by emailing us at All unclaimed books will be returned to the publisher after that time.

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