• #80 Michael Bungay Stanier and The 7 Simple Questions Leaders Need to Ask

    Jim Harshaw interviews Box of Crayons senior partner Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work

    Dale Carnegie told us to be “genuinely interested” and to “ask questions of others.” Michael reveals a powerful method for leading others to discover answers for themselves by asking specific questions.

    Today I bring you Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the Senior Partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. He’s the author of several books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. Michael has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.

    Michael believes that coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done poorly, or not at all. They’re just too busy, and it’s too hard to change. Michael believes that coaching should become a regular, informal part of a manager’s day so they and their teams can be more effective. At Box of Crayons, Michael and his team of facilitators help time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less.

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