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

Michael Bungay Stanier

At a glance:

The book is focused on teaching leaders and managers how to coach their team members effectively in order to help them achieve their goals. It provides a seven-question framework to help leaders ask better questions. In a simple and effective format, Michael guides leaders to become better coaches.

Key takeaways:

- The book emphasizes the importance of asking powerful questions as a way to help team members think for themselves and come up with their own solutions to problems

- The importance of listening actively and attentively to what team members have to say, in order to understand their perspectives and build trust

- The importance of giving less advice and instead focusing on helping team members build their own skills and capabilities

- Regular coaching can lead to improved performance, increased engagement, and greater job satisfaction among team members

- Incorporating coaching into daily work and making it a habit can produce long-term impact

- The book provides seven essential coaching questions that managers and leaders can ask to help team members find their own solutions to problems and reach their goals


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