Books are a great tool to learn more about Coaching people and organisations because of that I request good books to other coaches such as Omar Bermudez (he is one of the best Agile Coach that I know). Last time he suggested to me to read “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the lead you forever”
Most of the time I prefer to use book’s recommendations from well known guys because I am pretty sure you will trust more on them than me.
Coaching is an art and it’s far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ”fix it” habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part – how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice.
-Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly
”Michael Bungay Stanier distills the essentials of coaching to seven core questions. And if you master his simple yet profound technique, you’ll get a twofer. You’ll provide more effective support to your employees and co-workers. And you may find that you become the ultimate coach for yourself.”
– Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
This book has an amazing website called “The Coaching Habit” http://thecoachinghabit.com where you will be able to enjoy video, podcasts, tools, and many other useful things that will help you to understand each part of the book.
To conclude, if you are a manager, top director or a coach don’t hesitate and buy this great book that will help you to be a better leader.