The Coaching Habit
Globally recognised coach, founder of the company Box of Crayons, and best-selling author, Michael Bungay Stanier, believes that a good coaching session can last as little as 10 minutes. But he goes even further than that: every conversation between a manager and their staff can be classified as a coaching session - but only if the right questions are asked. In The Coaching Habit, he lays out seven questions that he considers to be fundamental when it comes to inspiring the people he works with, without undermining their autonomy and all the while encouraging them to step into the role of a leader. With these seven magic questions, leaders can be transformed from an instructor that issues solutions into someone that inspires their staff to think deeply for themselves, opening up their minds in such a way so as to spur them to approach the problem from multiple angles.