The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier (2006)




This work is about coaching in the workforce, not the ball field, and as such it is quite useful. The idea behind it is that a leader/boss/manager should not be so quick to try and answer every question posed by employees. The supervisor should encourage independent thinking by means of leading questions. The specific questions Stanier provides are useful, and the book itself could be effectively used not just by employers, but also by people in other dynamics. Interestingly, in various places in the book the author invites readers to go to his Website to watch brief videos elaborating on some of the points covered. It is a nice feature for visual learners. On the other hand, for those who don’t need the visual stimulus, stopping and watching a video might seem a little redundant, and it slowed the process down unnecessarily for me. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed The Coaching Habit.