Taming the advice monster to coach more effectively at work

Listen to this interview with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, on the ABC's podcast This Working Life.

Coaching is not just for leaders but we should all become more "coach like", according to Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a great coach, he was recently named world's number one thought leader in coaching and his book The Coaching Habit has sold more than 700,000 copies. Michael unpacks his seven essential coaching questions:

1. What's on your mind?

2. And what else?

3. What's the real challenge here for you?

4. What do you want?

5. How can I help/so what do you want from me?

6. If you're saying yes to this, what are you saying no to?

7. What was most useful/valuable here for you?

Photograph of Michael Bungay Stanier

And one of the least favourite days of the working year for many employees and more than a few managers is that of the performance review. You may feel they are futile at best and damaging at worst if not done properly so we asked people management specialist Karen Gately how we can get the most of of our performance reviews.

(This program was first broadcast on ABC Radio National on December 3, 2019)

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