Weaving Coaching into Your Leadership, with Michael Bungay Stanier

Meeting Strategist - Conversations on Leadership & Communication

Jun 4 2020 • 38 mins

Michael Bungay Stanier, the best-selling author of ‘The Coaching Habit’, returns to the show to talk about how to blend coaching into your lifestyle.

Coaching is the most underutilized leadership skill, but it can be highly effective in engaging and empowering employees – and making sure that the right people are working on the right things.

Of course, we also discuss Michael's latest book ‘The Advice Trap’. Most of us are hardwired to add value to each conversation and offer our advice without being asked. And why not? Our knowledge helped us rise through the ranks and is one of the main reasons why we got to where we are today.  But if you want to grow as a leader, you have to be able to resist the burning temptation to offer advice – or tame your advice monster, as Michael puts it.

In our conversation, we discuss:

  • What it means to be more coach-like as a leader
  • The difference between being coach-like and professional coaching
  • Being lazy, often and curious: the principles of coach-like leadership
  • Michael’s seven coaching questions
  • The importance of trust in effective leadership conversations
  • Investing in the resilience of relationships
  • Being human at work: what it means and how to get there

Visit the show notes for more information: https://www.meetingstrategist.org/mbs

To learn more about Michael’s work, go to https://www.mbs.works