The Coaching Habit

By Michael Bungay Stanier,

Book cover of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Book description

Look for Michael's new book, The Advice Trap, which focuses on taming your Advice Monster so you can stay curious a little longer and change the way you lead forever.

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their…

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2 authors picked The Coaching Habit as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love this book because it explains how to coach in a simple and easy-to-understand way. It’s one of the few books on coaching actually written for managers and has just enough theory so you know what Bungay-Stanier is saying is legit but not so much that it stops being practical.

I use the strategic question all the time with myself and others I coach, ‘If you’re saying yes to this, what are you saying no to?’ It has helped me realize that I don’t need to do everything and that focusing my energy on a few things is better…

The brilliance of The Coaching Habit lies in its simplicity – it provides seven effective questions leaders can utilize to improve their impact and influence. It is full of practical, actionable tools that can be implemented immediately to deepen connections and empower others to do their best work. While this book is a quick, easy, and enjoyable read – it is incredibly profound and powerful. 

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