So often, we rush into giving advice to others. We don’t see the people around us as creative and whole so we don’t believe they have the tools or knowledge to achieve their goals. In an effort to help, we can actually stunt others’ growth. However, if we stay curious and ask the right questions, we can help the people around us realize they already have all the answers.
We can learn how to bring out the best in others. This will only help us as we build our teams and strategize towards our own goals. Coaching isn’t just being hired as a coach. It’s a way of being with each other. It’s how we can achieve higher-level conversations with our co-workers, clients, and family. We have to lead with curiosity rather than advice and solutions in order to give space for things to bloom.
To understand this concept further, I’ve brought in the writer of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company that champions coaching as a force for leadership development and culture change. They teach managers leaders practical tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and has been recognized as one of the Global Gurus in coaching.
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“Tame the advice monster.” -Michael Bungay Stanier
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