Coach-Like Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Michael Bungay Stanier

Meeting Strategist - Conversations on Leadership & Communication

Mar 16 2020 • 22 mins

Michael Bungay Stanier and I joined forces today to discuss the Corona-crisis and how it affects the world of work and leadership.

Michael is the author of the best-selling coaching and leadership book ‘The Coaching Habit’, which teaches leaders how to empower their colleagues to do their best work.

But is there even a place for this kind of leadership in these unprecedented times of crisis? As some organizations are fighting for survival, it might feel tempting to cancel all non-essential communications, switch to crisis management and forget about being coach-like.

Good idea? Probably not. But how do you have coaching conversations when you are not in the same room and are not running into each other in the hallway? How can we leverage online tools? Does it require a different coaching approach?

This is a short impromptu podcast conversation to provide guidance in these crazy times. In April, we will record a longer episode to dive deep into Michael’s new book ‘The Advice Trap’.

To learn more about Michael’s work, check out the links in the show notes: