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Are you aware of your Advice Trap?
In this episode, best-selling author Michael Bungay Stanier returns to the show to talk about how to weave coaching into your leadership and lifestyle.
Taming your Advice Monster, as Michael calls it, is an important step in the process.
Most of us are hardwired to offer our advice without being asked. And why not? Our knowledge is probably the biggest reason why we got to where we are today. This is how we add value, right?
But if you want to grow as a leader, you have to learn how stay curious a little bit longer and rush to action and advice-giving a little bit more slowly. In our conversation, Michael explains why and how.
In our conversation, we discuss:
- What it means to be more coach-like as a leader
- The difference between being coach-like and professional coaching
- Being lazy, often and curious: the principles of coach-like leadership
- Michael’s seven coaching questions
- The importance of trust in effective leadership conversations
- Investing in the resilience of relationships
- Being human at work
- And… why it all boils down to having a more adult-to-adult relationship at work
“Being coach-like is the basis for a more adult-to-adult relationship.
— Michael Bungay Stanier
To learn more about Michael’s work, go to https://www.mbs.works
Please also check out my earlier conversation with Michael from March 2020 when we discussed the Corona-crisis and how it affects the world of work and leadership.