Episode Summary

At MedMan, we want to share knowledge with you. It doesn’t matter if it comes from another podcast, a book, or a Youtube video.

In this episode, Jesse and Jay review a book, “The Coaching Habit” by Michael Bungay Stainer. They share their thoughts and opinions about it. Jay couldn’t leave this book alone; he read it in about three days! The way coaching is being taught and learned is shifting at this moment. When coaching, Michael’s proposal stands by not giving advice right away but changing them to questions.

We invite you to read the book and see if you share some of Jay’s thoughts!

Key Take-Aways

  • The way we teach and learn has changed over the years.

  • These kinds of books can have a targeted audience because everyone has a chance to coach or be coached by someone.

  • Coaching skills have to be trained just like any other skill.

  • Coaching isn’t giving the answers; it’s guiding them through questions so the individual can create their pathway to the solution.

  • Giving advice has become a habit for human beings.

  • Stop asking “why” questions. Change them for “what” questions.

  • Prioritizing tasks is necessary to get things done well.

  • After every interaction, ask yourself what did you learn from it.

  • “We live in the world our questions create.” – David Cooperrider.


Find Michael Bungay Stainer’s book here

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