This post is part of the πŸ“– The Coaching Habit series.

Today, I am reading a new chapter The Foundation Question” from the book The Coaching Habit written by Author, Michael Bungay Stanier.

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By reading this book The Coaching Habit, by Michael Bungay, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day. You can work less hard and have more impact. 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. Finally ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question.

Yesterday, I read some sections from Stick to Questions Starting with “What” from the Question Masterclass Part 4 chapter of the book** chapter of the book.

Tomorrow, I will be reading a new chapter Our New Frontier: The Neuroscience of Engagement. Look out for tomorrow’s article.

The Foundation Question

The Foundation Question: β€œWhat Do You Want?

Even if there’s a first, fast answer, the question β€œBut what do you really want?” will typically stop people in their tracks.

What we want is often left unsaid.

β€œThe single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” β€” George Bernard Shaw

The illusion that both parties to the conversation know what the other party wants is pervasive, and it sets the stage for plenty of frustrating exchanges.

Untangling Wants and Needs

Want: I’d like to have this. Need: I must have this.

Ask a Question. Trade Answers

When we each understand what the other wants, we’re in the middle of an interesting and worthwhile conversation.

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