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The Coaching Habit Audiobook

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

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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.

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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    Elita Torres Montreal, Quebec 08-16-16
    Elita Torres Montreal, Quebec 08-16-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Coaching made simple"

    The Coaching habit delves into the key questions a coach can ask to get into the root of the issue quickly and to help further develop your team.

    There are too many leaders who rush in with the solution first without asking the right questions. This book will help you build the habits necessary to change that.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Juana Washington 10-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "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.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 08-26-16
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    "practical application, not theoretical"

    the coaching habit gave me specific tools that I could use to manage my employees and I've started using those tools. I like that the book is very practical and its application and not theoretical like so many management books. I'm recommending it to all my colleagues.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Olmsted Falls, OH 07-09-16
    Amazon Customer Olmsted Falls, OH 07-09-16 Member Since 2017

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    "very cool"

    simple advice to be a great business coach. I loved the habit focus. I loved the simple questions. this is a book you can share.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    B. Ferguson 04-04-17
    B. Ferguson 04-04-17
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    "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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 09-19-16
    Daniel 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book will help you be a more effective coach/leader. The questions have great power!

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    A. Yoshida 08-11-16
    A. Yoshida 08-11-16
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    "What's on your mind?"

    The advice given in this book could probably have been summed up in a magazine article. It is only a starting point to coaching employees. You ask questions like "what's on your mind?" and "what else is on your mind?" to start a free flowing conversation. But before they start complaining or gossiping, get them to focus on their problems by asking the question "what are the challenges that you're now facing?" The advice is simple but most people would find it hard to really listen to the answers and give the employees room to learn and grow on their own. The book also refers to a lot of popular business books (about building good habits, motivating employees, decision-making, etc.). If you haven't read those books, it's useful to know the key points. If you have, it feels like a rip-off to get highlights of books that you've already read.

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    Radu Antoniu 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good information, very well read"

    Good information. Very well read by the narrator. This book is better read than listened though

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LoveShoes 12-06-16
    LoveShoes 12-06-16
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    "Best Ever"

    I read a lot of business books. This was PERFECT for my needs. It was clear and straightforward. Concepts were presented in a very accessible, creative and innovative manner. The concepts were so practical that I found myself reading/learning one day, and using them the next day. I also taught The concepts to others at work. The book is THAT GOOD. I am a raving fan.

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    A.D. Mills 03-30-17
    A.D. Mills 03-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Quick & applicable"

    This quick & illuminating read/listen provides simple, no fuss coaching techniques. Drawn to it for a refresher course, it aptly provided the results I was seeking. The only thing I disliked is (as an audiobook) it sometimes was hard to discern the key questions. But the tips, ex. ask what, not why questions, were poignantly applicable.

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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.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • L. Toefy
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    "Excellent"

    Fantastic book which gives very practical advice about how to cultivate a coaching habit. Narration was also good.

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    7/3/17
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    "Practical, targeted and engaging"

    This audiobook ticks all the boxes. Content wise it is excellent - clear examples, very practical and with obvious use in the day to day. I found myself using many of the questions automatically and am already having better and more productive conversations as a result.

    The performance is great too - well delivered with a playful edge

    Highly recommended to anyone involved in leading or coaching individuals.

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  • S. L. Johnson
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    "Simple and effective, a book I will revisit over"

    Simple and effective, a book I will revisit over and over to keep me honest to what I do.

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    "Powerful book. I Loved It!"

    This book was well written and the narrator was awesome! Would not have this book written or presented in any other way. Well done team!!!

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  • Harry Bear
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    "Outstanding, motivating, exciting, and learning experience!"

    Enjoyed this book so much! Learnt a lot and left with some amazing, simple and practical tools that I can apply and continue to learn and develop further.

    It highly recommend it!

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  • Peter R
    12/25/16
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    "great coaching skills start here."

    so many simple and clear steps for anyone wanting to get coaching. recommended for all!

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/15/16
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    "Practical advice for starting a coaching habit"

    Looking forward to use the 7 questions to start my coaching habit. Brilliantly presented and narated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ed Mata
    11/15/16
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    "it came across as boring."

    I couldn't follow the reading more than 5 minutes without losing attention. I figured that it was the non variable reading tone.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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