Mon, 18 September 2017
Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons, a company that works with organizations, ranging from AstraZeneca to Xerox, to help them do more great work. A Rhodes scholar who earned both arts and law degrees with highest honors from Australian National University and an Master’s degree from Oxford, he is a popular speaker at business and coaching conferences, and was named Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006
He is also the author of a number of books, his latest book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, was published in February 2016 and is a bestseller.
Bungay Stanier talks about how it is possible, in 10 minutes or less, to ask strategic questions to drive changes in behavior, have a more engaged, smart, autonomous team that will allow you to work less hard and have more impact …if you stay curious.
The 7 essential coaching questions that he talks about in his book are:
To have authentic conversations, the culture needs to be one in which employees feel safe to share. Consider TERA when considering your work environment.
TERA stands for:
Tribe – make it feel like ‘you & me’, rather than ‘you versus me’
Expectation – how do I know what is about to happen
Rank – how do I feel the same as you rather than less than you
Autonomy – how do I get to make some of the choices, rather than you telling me everything I need to do
Bungay Stanier advises employees who want to be coached by their managers to be the change they want to see in the world. Practice being more coach like yourself. Ask your manager for what you want (and buy the book!).
His advice to managers who want to get started as coaches is to pick one thing and see if you can get some traction on that. Go to coaching.com and download the first few chapters. Pick a question, build a habit around it, practice it and when you fall off the wagon, start again.
What you will learn: