Brené with Michael Bungay Stanier on The Advice Trap and Staying Curious Just a Little Longer Brené with Michael Bungay Stanier on The Advice Trap and Staying Curious Just a Little Longer
April 26, 2021

Brené with Michael Bungay Stanier on
The Advice Trap and Staying Curious Just a Little Longer

This week I’m talking with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of six books, including The Coaching Habit and The Advice Trap. We talk about taming our Advice Monsters – you know, that insatiable thing that fuels our need to offer advice and answers when curiosity and good questions are way more powerful.  We also share a very vulnerable, impromptu role play, where I ask him for help on a real issue that I’m struggling with at work, and he models incredible coaching and curiosity.

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Headshot of Michael Bungay Stanier
Headshot of Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier helps people be a force for change. He’s best known for his book The Coaching Habitwhich has sold close to a million copies and has thousands of 5-star reviews online. His latest book The Advice Trap focuses on what it takes to tame your Advice Monster. He founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. They’ve trained hundreds of thousands of managers to be more coach-like and their clients range from Microsoft to Gucci. He left Australia about 30 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University—where his only significant achievement was falling in love with a Canadian—which is why he now lives in Toronto, having spent time in London and Boston.

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Show Notes

The Coaching Habit and The Advice Trap by Michael Bungay Stanier
The Coaching Habit and The Advice Trap by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Year of Living Brilliantly

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