A Book I’m Listening To — The Coaching Habit
Most people think they need to have all the answers. Great leaders learn that it is important to ask questions. If you are looking for a different — and more effective — way to lead, I’d encourage you to read this book.
In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.
Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples’ potential. He unpacks sevenessential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
- Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
- Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question
- Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question
- Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question
- Finally ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question
A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turnpractical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work–and your workplace–from good to great.
A Device to Upgrade Your Video Calls — The Elgato Cam Link 4K
COVID accelerated the trend of people working from home. As more meetings have moved to Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype, the need for a better camera has surfaced. Most webcams are awful.
The Elgato Cam Link allows you to use your DSLR as a webcam. If you have a camera handy, this simple trick will upgrade the quality of your video immensely. I’ve had dozens of people comment on the quality of my calls. I am able to shoot great looking content from my desk.
Upgrade Your Mask — 3D Mask Bracket
A school teacher became the hero of the internet when she told other educators about this bracket. If you’re tired of your mask rubbing your nose or making it hard to talk, this might be the solution for you!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
When you see ow much time you have left, you tend to do more with the time you have now.” — @ReggieJoiner on the importance of time with your kids.