Summary of The Coaching Habit

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Despite executive coaching’s high profile, few managers coach well or even at all. Many equate coaching with giving advice and little else. Coaching involves much more than just talking to people; it requires posing intelligent questions that inspire your employees to talk about their thoughts, their work and their concerns. Managers can use a proactive questioning process to learn what’s going on with their employees (or family members, for that matter) and help them upgrade their skills, reach their own solutions and understand their own actions. Michael Bungay Stanier, the first person honored as Coach of the Year in Canada, uses the construct of seven essential coaching questions to teach managers how to coach effectively. getAbstract recommends his manual to all managers, aspiring business coaches and any practitioners who might welcome a refresher.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What good executive coaching entails,
  • Why managers should develop a sustainable “Coaching Habit,” and
  • How to use the “seven essential questions” for coaching.
 

About the Author

Keynote speaker and founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons, Michael Bungay Stanier was the first Canadian Coach of the Year. He also wrote Do More Great Work. For videos and podcasts, visit thecoachinghabit.com.

 

Summary

Coaching Challenges
Nearly 75% of managers have received training in how to coach their employees, yet 73% of employees never receive coaching. And, when they do, the coaching usually doesn’t help them. In fact, fewer than 25% of employees believe coaching benefited them, and 10% of employees...

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    Nadia Vinegas 3 weeks ago
    I kept it in my leaders toolkit
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    Efim Kopeikin 4 weeks ago
    A perfect example of a "'long story short'' - just the essence to apply into your day
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    Carson Whitaker 2 months ago
    This is one of the best management books I have read.
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    Rachel Moore 2 months ago
    Thank you. Excellent summary. Excellent content. I will be reading the full version
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    Stacy Johnson 3 months ago
    Really enjoyed this!
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    Gboyega Olorunfemi 3 months ago
    glad to read. i saw the book being help by someone in a picture as it captured my sight, inquisitively, i enlarged the picture to see the title clearly. now i stumbled on it here and it was an interesting read. I will recommend this to my team without delay. thank you
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    Julia EDWARD 4 months ago
    Highly recommended reading. As you enrich your coaching habit.
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    William Fath 5 months ago
    Was clear and concise, saved me hours of time.
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    Anonymous 5 months ago
    Verry good advices in this summery I've got
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    Michael LASU 6 months ago
    nice
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    Thulani Sibeko 7 months ago
    The power of questions in coaching are evident in this practical advice.
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    Colby Adkinson 7 months ago
    Excellent Advice
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    Martin de Urgoiti 9 months ago
    Getting rid of the advice monster habit seems to be key for better listening.
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    Miroslav Maric 9 months ago
    Coachng got me here
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    Miroslav Maric 9 months ago
    Coachng got me here
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    Faiza ABDULLAHI 10 months ago
    very good
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    Myla Nubla-Lee 11 months ago
    #getbacktowork
    Very practical coaching lesson. It's asking the right questions that yield a quality coaching session rather than jumping on to dispensing advice right away. Need to be good at listening without interrupting.
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    Myla Nubla-Lee 11 months ago
    #getbacktowork
    Very practical coaching lesson. It's asking the right questions that yield a quality coaching session rather than jumping on to dispensing advice right away. Need to be good at listening without interrupting.
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    Gagan Deep Singh Baath 12 months ago
    very well explained.
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    Natasia Mc Mahon 12 months ago
    Excellently packaged with the focus on the key learnings. Compressed yet comprehensive enough to get the gist of Coaching. My best getAbstract yet! Thank you!
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    Les Taylor 1 year ago
    Excellent reminder that the core responsibility of the coach is to ask the "right" questions and to be a terrific listener.
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    Sachin Garg 1 year ago
    what an action plan
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    Mohammed ELTOUM 1 year ago
    The Coaching Habit very good idea
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    Carlo Rohner 1 year ago
    Highly effective summary with a good call to Action plan
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    Marlowie Hatulan 1 year ago
    Excellent summary. While listening, can't help but smile in times when I learned an unusual behavior from my manager. Although, it didn't make him less of the person I knew he was.- with the new image and style of engagement.
    Butt this made me realize his efforts and the risks he may / now faced with his selective mentees.
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    Luz Calle 1 year ago
    A very practical summary and easy to apply immediately
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    Richard Ploss 2 years ago
    Worthwhile summary. Worthwhile rereading
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    Syed Abdul Hadi 2 years ago
    Excelant! &
    So Momentous!!!
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    Rachel Byrd 2 years ago
    Excellent read for any new or experienced leader.
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    Shawn Wolfe 2 years ago
    Very insightful, great read.
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    Don DeWaay 2 years ago
    Simple, straightforward and what else can you ask for in effective coaching? Well done.
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    Lucia Huonker 2 years ago
    Good addition for any "coaching skills" training collection; can be applied within the workplace and externally, too.
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    Georgio Bruzzo 2 years ago
    Outstanding in its simplicity. Easily applicable.
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    Richard Covert 2 years ago
    Good common sense. Keep the questions in your pocket.
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    Jayraj Patel 2 years ago
    very nice summary, when I read it for a second it felt like I am reading a flow chart for developing a Coaching Habit, very clear and pointwise
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    Isaac Garcia 2 years ago
    Excellent advice and summary.
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    Robert Belletiere 2 years ago
    Insightful, a logical approach.
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    Heather Arthur 2 years ago
    great read
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    David Chin 2 years ago
    Highly recommended reading.

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