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

Today, I am reading a new chapter Question Masterclass Part 2 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 The Kickstart Question from the book.

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

Question Masterclass Part 2

Cut the Intro and Ask the Question

If you know what question to ask, get to the point and ask it.

Here’s Your New Habit


When I’ve got a question to ask.


Setting it up, framing it, explaining it, warming up to it and generally taking forever to get to the moment.


Ask the question. (And then shut up to listen to 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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Key Takeaways

Cut the intro and go to the point and if you must have a lead-in phrase, try β€œOut of curiosity.” It lessens the β€œheaviness” of any question.

The Coaching Habit

Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier

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Part 5 of 21 in the πŸ“– The Coaching Habit book series.

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