Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, the best-selling coaching book of this century. Written for time-crunched managers, parents or friends who want to be a little more coach-like, it’s about discovering a ”different way of being with people.”
In 2019, Michael was named the #1 thought leader in coaching, and was shortlisted for the coaching prize by Thinkers50, the “Oscars of management”.
Michael’s new book is The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever. In our interview we chat about how to tame your Advice Monster and what it takes to stay curious just a little bit longer with the people around us, every day.
What Brene Brown has done for vulnerability...Michael Bungay Stanier has done for curiosity."
-- Tom Kolditz, PhD, Brigadier General, Director, Doerr Institute
Take the Questionnaire: What's Your Advice Monster?
Are you inclined to Tell-It? Do you have a penchant for Save-It? Or is Control-It your BFF? Take the questionnaire to discover which of the three Advice Monster personas is strongest in you. Less than 10 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a detailed report including a list of tactics to help you tame your particular flavor of Advice Monster.
Take advantage of these download resources at: GetTheGoodstuff >> How to Ask a Question Well
>> How to Interrupt Someone
>> How to Be Appreciative
Put these sheets somewhere you’ll see them regularly, practice, and change the way you lead forever.
The 7 Essential Coaching Questions
By saying less and asking more—you can change your way of being with people...and get better outcomes.
>> Get straight to the point in any conversation with
The Kickstart Question
>> Uncover new answers 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
>> Spark insightful "Ahas" with The Learning Question
Don't Fall Into the Advice Trap
Michael & Marshall Goldsmith (America's #1 Coach by INC and Fast Company) discuss the Essential Coaching Questions featured in both his books.
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More Transformational Questions
In the Interview, Michael shares a great article by Tim Ferris, author of The Four-Hour Work Week and Tribe of Mentors.
See what he says are the “17 Questions that Changed My Life.” What might they do for you?