This post is part of the 📖 The Coaching Habit series.

Today, I am reading a new chapter Ask One Question at a Time 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 of How to Build a Habit from Delivering a World-Class Experience chapter of the book.

Tomorrow, I will be reading a new chapter The Kickstart Question. Look out for tomorrow’s article.

Put It All Together: The New Habit Formula

Duhigg says that there are just five types of triggers: location, time, emotional state, other people, and the immediately preceding action.

There are three parts to the formula: identifying the trigger, identifying the old habit and defining the new behaviour.

A Final Word on Building Your Coaching Habit

Start somewhere easy. Start small. Buddy up. Get back on the horse.

One of the laws of change: As soon as you try something new, you’ll get resistance.

Winston Churchill said that “we shape our buildings, and thereafter they shape us.” We live within our habits. So shape the way you want to lead, and build the right coaching habits.

Question Masterclass Part 1

Ask One Question at a Time

Here’s Your New Habit

WHEN THIS HAPPENS: After I’ve asked a question…

INSTEAD OF: Adding another question. And then maybe another question, and then another, because after all, they’re all good questions and I’m really curious as to what their answers are…”

I WILL: Ask just one question. (And then be quiet while I wait for the answer.)

Do you know you can listen to this book on Amazon Audible for FREE?

Do you know you can listen to this book on Amazon Audible for FREE?

If you are not into reading like me, then you can listen to this book for FREE on Amazon Audible

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The Coaching Habit

Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier

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