Join us this week with Michael Bungay Stanier, speaker, author of The Coaching Habit and founder of Box of Crayons. Michael and his company work worldwide to transform companies from advice-driven to curiosity-led. In this week’s podcast, Michael addresses key concepts from his upcoming book, The Advice Trap.
Michael shares, “Your advice is not nearly as good as you think it is. It isn’t as smart as you think it is, and it isn’t as useful as you think it is. In fact, your role as a leader is actually really not to be providing nearly as much advice as you are currently doing.”
“You have to acknowledge how much we are all wired to give advice. We’ve been taught all our lives that having the answer is the thing to do. This is the way you add value.”
Michael shared the three ways that your drive to always have the answer can get in the way:
1. Most of the time you are trying to solve the wrong problem.
2. Your advice just isn’t as good as you think it is.
3. Your advice can be diminishing to you and to the other person.
Listen to the podcast to learn how you can change your patterns of behavior and, with it, transform the culture of your workplace from know-it-all to learn-it-all!
Michael’s new book, The Advice Trap, is available for pre-order now on Amazon!