Why Leaders Need To Be More Coachlike with Michael Bungay Stanier [Podcast]

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The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Sarah talks with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever.



Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less good work and more great work. At Box of Crayons, Michael and his team give time-crunched leaders tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. A sought-after speaker, Michael also regularly speaks at organizations or conferences around the world.

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, The Globe & Mail, and The Huffington Post.

Sarah talks with Michael about:

  • The relationship between leadership and habits
  • The questions to ask to become a better coach
  • Why & how we should be slow to give advice
  • Why being coachlike is an important & underutilized style of leadership

Quotes from Michael:

Be curious longer. Rush to action slower. Stay in that place of humble inquiry. Tweet:

Tell less and ask more;
Your advice is not as good
As you think it is.Tweet:

When you give advice, you're the person in power. When you ask a question, you're giving the other power.Tweet: When you give advice, you're in power. When you ask a question, you give away power. https://ctt.ec/sNa2t+ #Vandercast @VanderbloemenSG

Being more coachlike is an underutilized style of leadership.Tweet:


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