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Guest: Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Advice Trap

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

SHOW NOTES

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.

Cheat Sheets

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?

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