The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier – Author Interview – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever [ ] in 2016 when this book came out.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar, and podcast host of Great Work Podcast.

Box of Crayons is a company that helps organizations around the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. They specialize in giving busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. They have particular expertise with organizations in the financial, professional service, pharmaceutical and consumer goods market sectors, and particular success with organizations with engaged but overwhelmed employees. Their programs are delivered by a global cadre of program leaders.

(mostly quoted (or appended to) from Box of Crayons’s website)

Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

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.

Our next reading selections are:

March 31, 2018 Six Thinking Hats Edward de Bono
June 30, 2018 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Jake Knapp, et al.
September 29, 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman, PhD
December 29, 2018 The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness Stephan Aarstol

For full details, see Upcoming Books.

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)

Michael’s books

Other resources referenced

Find Michael on Twitter and Michael on LinkedIn.

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