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  • Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
  • By: Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (405 ratings)

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By: Michael Bungay Stanier
Narrated by: Daniel Maté
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Publisher's Summary

2016 Voice Arts Award Finalist

Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change.

But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less?

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

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"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 an 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. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. 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)
"Daniel Maté sounds like an enthusiastic teacher as he narrates this upbeat lesson.... His entertaining phrasing and authentic presence give the author's ideas extra power." ( AudioFile)

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inspirational

loved this book. great tools for managing teams and helping you with your self development in coaching. I am using the tools to help me drill down to real challenges. thank you Michael

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Cuts Through the Noise about Coaching

If you could sum up The Coaching Habit in three words, what would they be?

Practical, Inspiring and Do-able

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The Coaching Habit is a practical guide to making any Coach, Manager and Leader more effective. Putting into practice the 7 questions has transformed the way I deal with my clients, my staff and collaborators and even my family.

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Too much advertising

I struggled to finish this book. There was too much advertising other products than teaching anything.

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Hard no.

Waaaay too long to get to the point and too much fluff. First few chapters are pointless. The constant advertising for their forums gets old quickly too.

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Every coach needs to read this

Like most if us, I have listened to and read a lot if coaching books. This is short and to the point. Very accessible and does not get too bogged down in reiterating the point. A must read. Highly recommended.

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Simple, concise and powerful

Whilst I am not a business coach I am a therapist and this book was a fabulous check list of what I already do well and what I can do better. Highly recommend it to anyone dealing with people.

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Great tips

Loved that it’ll the book is short, concise & easy to follow. I will be using these questions to gain my time back.

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Simple yet effective

I didn’t have high hopes as I’ve attending coaching courses before that were complex and cringy. Michael’s approach is simple and works well in real life applications. I am an advice giving monster and look forward on testing and adapting the questions to avoid owning everyone else’s problems

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vague, unclear, boring.

Too much filler words and random, unrelated anecdotes. Longest 2 hours of PD I've done. Only because I spent money on this book did I listen through to the end and that was a struggle.

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Some good concepts but not for experienced coaches

There are some good concepts and it is relatively concise. However this book makes many assumptions that are irrelevant to experienced coaches. Some parts are repetitive to drive a point. I consider this book is better suited to inexperienced or struggling coaches.

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