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

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & 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 teams can wok less hard and have more impact.

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' 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.

– Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
– Stay on track during any interaction 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
– Ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question

A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.

"Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide and answer, or unleash a solution. giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice.
--Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly

Title:The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Edition Language:English
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About Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael's the author of a number of books, including the WSJ bestseller, The Coaching Habit.

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

  • Cariadne

    A quick read and packed filled with name dropping of other resources, books, authors to lend legitimacy that the author Michael Bungay Stanier looked at other published works to help shape his teachin...

  • Ron

    This is my new favorite book on coaching. Before I would have said Quiet Leadership by David Rock. Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart is also great for current practitioners. What this book ex...

  • Marshall

    The book provides a great framework of asking coaching questions.The kickstart question: “What’s on your mind?"The awe question: “And what else?"The focus question: “ What’s the Real Challen...

  • Rod Moser

    This book is absolutely BRILLIANT!I have served as a Team Leader with Keller Williams, a managing broker of the largest Century 21 office in the world, and now, as a professional real estate coach. I ...

  • Jim Razinha

    Stanier says he took four years to write four versions of this. I'm virtually scratching my head at's a trifold tract blown up with repetitious cliches, buzzwords, self-help stuff, and a lot...

  • Jos Luis

    I had previously read the excellent book, very worth reading, Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, 4th Edition Paperb...

  • Simon Eskildsen

    Centered around 7 great questions to help any conversation go from small-talk to output. But it isn't just a checklist of answers for one-on-ones, it's also filled with nuggets on building long-term m...

  • Diana

    Totally recommend this book! It has great tips and insights on how you can take out more of your 1:1s, especially when you are managing or coaching people! I used a audiobook, but I plan to re-read it...

  • Karen Stanton

    This is one of the best coaching books I've ever read. I had the pleasure of seeing Michael Bungay Stanier in person, and he was just as helpful and funny and endearing as this book.The basic premise?...

  • Manas Saloi

    This book is regarding how to provide coaching and conduct successful one on ones. The 7 questions you are supposed to ask are:What is on your mind?And what else?What is the real challenge for you?Wha...