132: The Coaching Habit – Say Less, Ask More | with Michael Bungay Stanier

by Monica Harrison on March 15, 2016

CoachingWhat if coaching could become a regular, informal part of your day so you and your team could work less hard and have more impact? That’s the promise Michael Bungay Stanier makes in his latest book, The Coaching Habit.

He has trained more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills. Drawing on years of experience, Michael reveals how to unlock your people’s 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.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations all over the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. Box of Crayons is best known for their coaching programs that help time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less. He has written a number of books. Do More Great Work is his best known book, with almost 100,000 copies sold. But the one he’s proudest of is End Malaria, a collection of essays on Great Work from leading thinkers, which raised $400,000 for Malaria No More.

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    Steve Higham

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