Coaching is an art: it takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice or unleash a solution. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into a daily practice.
Michael's intelligence, wit, articulateness and dedication to the craft of coaching shine forth in this brilliant how-to manual for anyone called to assist others. Even after four decades of my own experience in this arena, The Coaching Habit has provided me some great take-away's! Great work - thanks!
Michael Bungay Stanier distills the essentials of coaching to seven core questions. And if you master his simple yet profound technique, you’ll get a two-fer. You’ll provide more effective support to your employees and co-workers. And you may find that you become the ultimate coach for yourself.
What can you do to become a better leader? Michael asks and answers this question by offering aspiring leaders 7 thoughtful questions that will change their leadership habits. This book is full of practical, useful, and interesting questions, ideas, and tools that will guide any leader trying to be better.
The Coaching Habit is a practical, nuts and bolts toolkit for leaders. It's also sneaky-sophisticated. Michael has packed some incredibly powerful research and leadership theory into what on the surface looks like a "color by numbers" leadership guidebook. It's easy to read (I finished it on a 2-hour flight and had time to spare) but jammed with ready to implement takeaways. Even as a leadership author who runs a successful leadership consulting practice and I found several new tools I can use right away. The book is beautifully designed and easy to digest. Solid gold and highly recommended.