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.
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.
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
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