Guest Podcast: Building a Coaching Culture with Michael-Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and was recently recognized as the #3 Global Guru in coaching.

He is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. 

While Michael is all for promoting coaching in the organisations, he stresses that coaching is merely a means to an end – a process that helps better outcomes happen. As such, it should never become the focal point.

In this interview, we talk about how to be a coach-like manager to increase your team’s productivity, impact, and engagement. 

Interview highlights

  • Why it should never be just about building a coaching culture
  • Key reasons managers don’t coach as much as they’d like to
  • Ways of overcoming obstacles to managerial coaching
  • What to do when you realise that you contribute to your team members’ challenges at work
  • How to convince people in your organisation that coaching is worth their time and effort

If you enjoyed listening to this, you can find more episodes of the CultureLab with Aga Bajer here.

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