The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way Your Lead Forever by Michael Bungay StanierThe Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way Your Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way Your Lead Forever

byMichael Bungay Stanier

Paperback | February 29, 2016

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In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how - by saying less and asking more - you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
  • Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
  • Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question
  • Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question
  • Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question
  • Finally ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question

A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work - and your workplace - from good to great.

"Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide and answer, or unleash a solution. giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. - Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly

"The Coaching Habit is a succinct and practical handbook for getting the best from others and yourself." - Nir Eyal, author of Hooked

"Concise and compelling," - Bob Sutton, author of Scaling Up Excellence
Michael Bungay Stanier is a leading coaching expert, renowned keynote speaker and the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps managers and leaders coach in 10 min or less. When he's not leading workshops that help time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less, Michael shares his thought leadership (and ...
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Title:The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way Your Lead ForeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 7.32 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Box of Crayons PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0978440749

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book This book is an extremely easy read. It helped me a lot during my career to initiate coaching conversations with my employees as well as uncovering the true cause of the pain.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Man’s Review, Praise and Appreciation for ‘The Coaching Habit’ ‘The Coaching Habit’ is a book I wanted to read, knowing Michael even slightly. I had had lunch with Michael some time ago and more recently participated in a learning program that he led for a large business conference. During the lunch he asked one simple question that stopped me mid-sandwich and focused my mind on the right question; at the conference, his skill at blending humour with good and engaging questions made the learning ‘stick’. I expected more of the same and the book delivered! My work is largely anchored in coaching leaders who want to become more effective in their roles. And I am both a flawed human being and at times a pretty effective coach; on the first question, my wife is the authority and for the second, it is my clients. But as a coach I am also a repeat offender in sometimes trying too hard with my clients and getting in the way of them doing their part of the work. This book seems to have been written for me! For quite some time I have believed that you don’t develop new habits without breaking old ones. I still believe that to be true. What Michael’s book brings to me is that the power and hold of the old habit is so much stronger than I would have believed. But what is more important for me is that ‘The Coaching Habit’ provides approaches and questions that, used thoughtfully, will strengthen my ability to consistently focus on the interests and needs of my client. Powerful and convincing insights and simple tools and questions made this a most enjoyable read. ‘The Coaching Habit’ will become an important reference to remind me of when I might be defaulting to old and unhelpful habits. Simply told in a straightforward and very engaging way, ‘The Coaching Habit’ earns a spot on my bookshelf.
Date published: 2016-02-25