#342 Ian Leslie: How To Disagree Better

Ian Leslie is a writer and author of multiple acclaimed books on human behaviour. He writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He co-hosted the podcast series Polarised, on the way we do politics today, and created and presented the BBC radio comedy series Before They Were Famous. In today’s episode we are discussing his new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together Conflicted draws essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, and many others. It tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements, from the invention of the aeroplane to the success of The Rolling Stones, and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication. I loved this book and found it genuinely helpful in reflecting on how I can disagree better in work and at home. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation. 


You can buy CONFLICTED here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780571346943


 

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