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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

©2016 Box of Crayons (P)2016 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Juana Washington on 10-03-16

Great Read for Coaches of all Levels

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

The Coaching Habit is a great tool for individuals trying to become a coach, refresh thier coaching skills, or develop new coaching skills. A great read with effective tools to aid in the implementation of these new ideas. Worth the read!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the examples and opportunity to further your knowledge through the website available to readers.

What about Daniel Maté’s performance did you like?

Easy to follow and great guidance.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

By B. Ferguson on 04-04-17

Elegant and Excellent

This book is short and simple yet complete. It's very applicable with lots of great questions and examples. As a person who is an analyst and problem solver, almost as soon as someone presents a situation to me in the form of a sentence, I would provide a solution. People don't like that and it's annoying. As a result, I have been working on communication and asking questions. The book provided me with more why, more questions, and perspective. I have ordered a physical copy of the book for each person at my company. I feel it will help me make questions more of a habit. After all, as a problem solver I have a natural curiosity, just need to harness it for the better

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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By Mr. Fp Booth on 09-22-17

The right amount of things to remember.

Will stand up to constant relistening. Simple effective concepts put in context. Well organised ideas

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By James on 09-21-17

Lots of very good tips and tricks. Well worth it

This book is packed with lots of useful tips and tricks. It is easy to follow and well worth listening to... more than once!

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By Rockinman on 01-23-17


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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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

By Anonymous User on 05-31-17

Too much advertising

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

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