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 QuestionA 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.
Coaching is an essential leadership skill in business and learning how to do it well is a matter of habit, says Do More Great Work author Bungay Stanier in this slim guide. This pocket-size book, full of eye-catching graphics and pithy phrases in large text, guides readers through seven questions that Bungay Stanier asserts will lead them to great coaching. His suggestions for would-be coaches are focused on helping them understand the needs of the coachee and addressing these needs clearly and directly. Since many or most leaders have tried to coach and failed, according to a study Bungay Stanier cites, these questions are aimed at making coaching simpler and more effective, and building it into a habit. The advice is backed up with references to other studies and includes worksheets. The book is intended to be customized for branded corporate use; it's hard to imagine who the trade audience would be for the generic advice provided, unless it's amended with organization-specific information. (BookLife)This review has been corrected; a previous versions incorrectly stated the author's last name.
Changed my life forever
I will recommend this book to every coach and manager I ever meet.
Cliff’s Notes for Coachinh
A distilled down version of Atomic Habits, A More Beautiful Question, and other prominent books. I did not find a lot of original new ideas in this one but I don’t think that is what the author is going for. It is really about creating a masterclass or framework for more complete dialogue as a leader with others in your organization.
I would call that attempt mostly successful. Stanler has carved out a modern list of questions that resemble a Socratic approach to getting to the root of every interaction. The format and layout of the book is unconventional but also a plus side. It works almost like a Cliff’s Notes guide for coaching. Something you can keep in desk or laptop bag.
I think the real value is if you go the extra mile and read a lot of the source material that is referenced and at different points. By itself is useable but it really takes off if you have read books like “Deep Work,” “Atomic Habits,” and “A More Beautiful Question.” These books are essentially summarized in the various sections of this book.