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

Today, I am reading a new chapter The Kickstart 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 of Ask One Question at a Time from the book.

Tomorrow, I will be reading a new chapter Question Masterclass Part 2. Look out for tomorrow’s article.

Ask One Question at a Time

In this chapter, you discover the power of an opening question that gets the conversation happening fast and deep.

Breaking the Ice

One of the reasons managers don’t coach more often than they do is that they don’t know how to start.

The Kickstart Question: “What’s on Your Mind?

Because it’s open, it invites people to get to the heart of the matter and share what’s most important to them.

It’s a question that says, Let’s talk about the thing that matters most.

Deepen Focus with the 3Ps

The 3P model is a framework for choosing what to focus on in a coaching conversation.

Call them forward to learn, improve and grow, rather than just to get something sorted out.


Projects People Patterns

Question Masterclass Part 2

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Key Takeaways

  • Asking “** what’s on your mind**” is a fail-safe way to start a chat that quickly turns into a real conversation.


Start with a question like what’s on your mind and steer the conversation into 3Ps (Projects, People, Patterns). Pick the book for the complete details. Great book, great insights. Highly recommend.

The Coaching Habit

Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier

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