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The Coaching Habit

Michael Bungay Stanier

5 mins

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The Coaching Habit outlines the questions, attitudes, and habits required by managers who want to motivate their team into becoming self-sustaining.


The Coaching Habit

The Coaching Habit

by Michael Bungay Stanier


We've all had good mentors, coaches, or teachers at some point in our lives. Whether it was a piano teacher, manager, or just a neighborhood friend, it's easy to think of people who helped us grow. These leaders taught us how to succeed in our work, but also motivated us to always be our very best.

Sadly, too many workplaces and schools are lacking the necessary coaches and leaders that we all need to succeed. We may only remember one or two unique individuals who were catalysts to our success. This means that most managers aren't effective at leading their team members forward.

That's where The Coaching Habit comes in. Author Michael Bungay Stainer provides simple yet actionable advice to help any leader become an inspirational coach. Although the tips this book gives may seem like minor course corrections, the potential benefits for individuals and teams is massive.

Favorite quote

A Yes is nothing without the No that gives it boundaries and form.

- Michael Bungay Stanier

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