The Coaching Habit

  • by Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Narrated by Daniel Maté
  • 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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What the Critics Say

"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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It's Not For Me

What did you like best about The Coaching Habit? What did you like least?

Not much here for me. The best chapters were 12 where he recommends other business books. Chapter 7 & 9 are also worth a listen but not one I'd particularly recommend.


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- Mr. P. J. Kennedy

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brilliant book. highly recommended and insightful...I wish I had bumped into this about 4 years earlier, but never too late to apply thw concepts that i have learnt.
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- Annabelle Pillay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-06-2016
  • Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press inc.