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About Michael Bungay Stanier
“My name is Michael. I can hop. Do you want to see me hop?” That’s how I introduced myself to strangers at the supermarket when I was three. Not much has changed. Here’s the formal bio (best bits at the end).
Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations see coaching as an essential leadership competency. His book The Coaching Habit is the best-selling coaching book of this century, with over a million copies sold. In 2019, he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching, and he has spoken on coaching from Brené Brown's podcast to the TEDx stage.
Michael founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. He currently leads MBS.works, a place where people find the clarity, confidence and community to be a force for change.
En route to today—and these are essential parts of his origin story—Michael knocked himself unconscious as a labourer by hitting himself in the head with a shovel; mastered stagecraft at law school by appearing in a skit called Synchronized Nude Male Modelling; and wrote (and was paid for) a Harlequin Romance-esque story involving a misdelivered letter … and called The Male Delivery. He was a Rhodes Scholar.
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Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how--by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
– Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
– Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question
– Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question
– and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question
– Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question
– and The Foundation Question
– Ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question
A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.
"Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide and answer, or unleash a solution. giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice.
--Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly
Have you ever had the experience of working with someone … and they just didn't “get” you? For whatever reason, they do all the things that wind you up, put you off and drive you nuts. And … have you ever had the experience of working with someone … and you just didn't “get” them? You couldn't figure out what made them tick, and you know you were underwhelming as a manager and leader for them. Of course, you have. We all have.
And why, we wonder, do those experiences keep happening? Particularly when we’ve also experienced the opposite: great working relationships that soar.
In How To Work with (Almost) Anyone, internationally bestselling, celebrated author Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) shares a tested process that sets up working relationships for the best possible success. It shows you how to communicate about who you are and what brings out the best and the worst in you. It gives you the tools to talk with your colleagues about each of your operating manuals, and to set a social contract for how you’ll work together (not just what you’ll be working on). It teaches you how to keep relationships strong and healthy, clear and clean.
Not every relationship can be rainbows and unicorns and free-flowing ginger beer. But everyone who relates can do a better job at amplifying the best of each other, navigating the dark spots, and staying resilient and generous. With How To Work with (Almost) Anyone, MBS reveals the secret to better, more successful relationships.
So I've been sweating on the follow-up. The pressure! The anticipation! But here it is, and I think you're going to like it. If The Coaching Habit says, “here are the seven essential questions to be more coach-like,” The Advice Trap is about getting to grips with how to actually change your behaviour so you stay curious a little bit longer.
It sounds like it should be easy, but it's not. You have to tame your Advice Monster, that part of you that jumps in to offer up ideas, opinions, suggestions and advice. And it's taming your Advice Monster that's at the heart of this book. But there are also some specific coaching strategies, particularly on how to focus on what matters most. There are tools to make your conversations, coaching and otherwise, irresistible. There are even resources beyond the book itself, including a one-year, free leadership program from a 52-person faculty of cool, diverse, and provocative thinkers.
In 2019, I was named the #1 Thought Leader in Coaching, and was short-listed for the coaching award by Thinkers50, the “Oscars of Management.” My work's been featured in journals such as HBR, Fast Company, Forbes, and Inc., and my company, Box of Crayons, has trained more than 100,000 people just like you in the tools and mindset required for this essential leadership behaviour: being more coach-like. You'll get all of that wisdom and experience when you read The Advice Trap. I'm pretty sure you'll find it a great investment of your money and time. (And, by the way, thank you in advance for buying it. I'm thrilled to know the book is going out into the world.)
— Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult
How to Begin is for you if…
You’re ambitious, but feel you’ve never been given full permission to find and strive for what’s possible for you.
You’ve achieved things in your career, and it’s now time to “climb the second mountain” and think about legacy.
You’re unhappy with how the world is working right now, and you want to change your part of it for the better.
You’re a coach, and you want to support your clients to be great and do great things.
You’re at the start of your adult life, and you’re fired up to live a life of meaning and impact.
You’re ready to begin, and to start doing something that matters.
We unlock our greatness by working on the hard things.
With The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier wrote the bestselling coaching book of the century. With The Advice Trap, he showed you how to tame your Advice Monster. Now, he’s here to help you reclaim your ambition, figure out what you should do that matters… and begin.
This is your practical guide to finding the focus and courage to set a Worthy Goal: one that lights you up, compels you to grow, and serves a bigger game by being thrilling, important, and daunting.
With Michael’s trademark humor, compassion, and laser-focused clarity, you’ll walk through a tested process to:
- find and strengthen your Worthy Goal to the very best it can be;
- get absolutely clear on your commitment so you know what you’re up for;
- develop the resources to cross the threshold, so you don’t have to travel alone;
- build momentum, progress, and impact.
- Don’t regret a life half-lived. Use this book to start doing something that matters.
“Of particular appeal for those of us who instinctively recoil from self-help woo-woo and just want to get on with doing Great Work that leaves the world a bit better than we found it.”
— Courtney Hohne, chief storyteller for Moonshots, X (formerly Google X)
“A friendly voice and a guiding hand.”
— Austin Kleon, New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist
“Eminently practical, clever, delightful, and beautifully rendered––a non-fiction Where the Wild Things Are for adult dreamers and doers.”
— Whitney Johnson, bestselling author of Smart Growth and Disrupt Yourself
“I loved this book, and that’s coming from a gal who’s never been big on goals.
Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing "Great Work"—the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006, is a business consultant who’s found a way to move us away from bad work (and even good work), and toward more time spent doing great work.
When you’re up to your eyeballs answering e-mail, returning phone calls, attending meetings and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that engages and challenges you, that has a real impact, that plays to your strengths—and that matters.
The exercises are "maps"—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start and sustain Great Work, revealing how to:
- Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you
- Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do
- Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly
- Best manage your overwhelming workload
- Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do
El liderazgo de equipos y organizaciones está en plena transformación. Muchos de nosotros no queremos ni mandar ni que nos manden. Preferimos trabajar en equipo, empatizar con los demás, enseñarles lo que sabemos hacer bien y ayudarles a crecer, y esperamos que ellos hagan algo parecido con nosotros. El coaching es la piedra de toque de esta transformación.
The Coaching Habit es el libro de coaching más vendido de la historia y Bungay Stanier uno de los coaches empresariales más reconocidos de todo el mundo. El enorme éxito de este libro radica en condensar la práctica del coaching en diez minutos diarios y siete preguntas esenciales que ayudarán a todo tipo de líder a forjar equipos más sólidos y obtener mejores resultados.
Engagez-vous dans quelque chose qui compte !
Vous avez une idée, un rêve, une passion qui vous anime, mais ne savez pas comment la transformer en un projet concret ? Ne cherchez plus ! Avec ce guide pratique, vous découvrirez 9 étapes par lesquelles passer pour valider le potentiel de votre idée, vous défaire de vos freins anxiogènes et établir un plan d'action réaliste et réalisable.
Que vous soyez entrepreneur, artiste, activiste ou simplement un passionné qui veut créer un changement positif dans le monde, cet ouvrage est l'outil parfait pour vous accompagner dans n'importe quelle mission. Alors, n'attendez plus et lancez un projet qui aura un véritable impact !
Comienza a hacer cosas que importen Esta es tu guía práctica para encontrar el foco y el coraje para plantearte un objetivo que valga la pena: Una vez que tengas ese faro que te guíe, te ayudará a crecery mejorar permanentemente.Con el ya tradicional sentido del humor de Michael, y su claridad, podrás transitar un proceso probado para descubrir y fortalecer tus metas hasta llegar a ser lo mejor que puedas ser, tener absoluta claridad mental acerca de lo que estás buscando y conocer cuál es tu compromiso, para poder desarrollar los recursos que se necesiten. No tienes por qué hacer el viaje solo, crea el impulso necesario para cambiar tu vida y no te arrepientas de las cosas que no has hecho. Utiliza este libro para hacer cosas que importan Michael Bungay Stanier consigue destilar grandes y complejas ideas en un conocimiento accesible y práctico, para ayudar a la gente a dar lo mejor de sí.
MAIS DE 500 MIL LIVROS VENDIDOS.
Fale menos, pergunte mais e mude seu estilo de liderança.
"Este livro prático e inspirador apresenta sete questões transformadoras que vão fazer a diferença em como lideramos e apoiamos as pessoas." — BRENÉ BROWN, autora de A coragem de ser imperfeito
"Michael Bungay apresenta a prática do coaching para gerentes sempre ocupados. Sem enrolação, sem teorias abstratas, sem histórias entediantes, somente ferramentas cotidianas simples para fazer coaching." — MELISSA DAIMLER, Universidade de São Francisco
O compositor americano Harlan Howard disse certa vez que toda boa música country é feita com apenas três acordes e a verdade.
Da mesma forma, este livro oferece sete perguntas e as ferramentas para torná-las um método diário para trabalhar menos e gerar mais impacto positivo.
A essência do coaching está em ajudar os outros a desbloquear seu potencial.
Na minha empresa, já ensinamos práticas de coaching a mais de 10 mil gerentes tão atarefados quanto você. Ao longo dos anos, passamos a considerar certas afirmações verdades incontestáveis:
• Oferecer coaching é simples. E as Sete Perguntas Essenciais apresentadas neste livro lhe dão as respostas de que você mais necessita.
• Você pode fazer uma sessão de coaching em 10 minutos ou menos. E, no mundo corrido de hoje, você precisa ser capaz disso.
• O coaching deve ser um ato diário e informal, não um evento ocasional e formal, do tipo "Está na hora do treinamento!".
Você pode fazer do coaching um hábito, mas somente se compreender e usar os mecanismos comprovados para criar novas rotinas.
Michael Bungay Stanier
At least $20* from each copy sold by us goes directly to Malaria No More to send a mosquito net to a family in need and to support life-saving work in the fight against malaria. Malaria No More, an international advocacy organization, is on a mission to end malaria related deaths by 2015.
In addition to saving lives, buying this book means you can enjoy essays by 62 of American’s favorite business authors, including Tom Peters, Nicholas Carr, Pam Slim, and Sir Ken Robinson. Organized into three main sections—Focus, Courage, Resilience—and eight subsections—Tap Your Strengths, Create Freedom, Love & Be Kind, Disrupt Normal, Take Small Steps, Embrace Systems, Get Physical, Collaborate—all essays in End Malaria share a desire to inspire readers to look within themselves for solutions to their everyday dilemmas and for motivation to realize their desires.
Editor Michael Bungay Stanier envisioned End Malaria as a book that would marry the best writers of the business world to a deserving cause. Michael assembled and edited this collection with a goal to leverage that breadth of expertise these writers represent for an issue of global importance.
At its core, End Malaria is about doing great work including the hard work to save lives. All of the writers in this collection and all of the partners involved have waived fees in order to raise the maximum amount of money.
*In the UK at least £12 from each copy of End Malaria sold by Amazon will be donated to Malaria No More by The Domino Project and Amazon. In Germany, at least €13 from each copy of End Malaria will be donated to Malaria No More by The Domino Project and Amazon.