The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Page Two Books, Inc.
Publish Date
February 29, 2020
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.8 X 7.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781989025758
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About the Author

"An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." --George Orwell

Michael was banned from his high school graduation for "the balloon incident", was sued by one of his Law School lecturers for defamation, gave himself a concussion digging a hole as a laborer, was fired on his first shift as a garage attendant and has held a number of jobs where he had little or no impact.

Luckily, there's also been some upside. He is the author of a number of successful books including: End Malaria (which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Malaria No More), Do More Great Work, Get Unstuck & Get Going, Great Work Provocations and most recently The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. He is also the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons (BoxOfCrayons.biz), was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar.

Box of Crayons is a company that helps organizations around the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. They specialize in giving busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. They have particular expertise with organizations in the financial, professional service, pharmaceutical and consumer goods market sectors, and particular success with organizations with engaged but overwhelmed employees. Their programs are delivered by a global cadre of program leaders.

Michael speaks regularly to audiences around the world. Highlights include speaking at Google, the HRPA and SHRM conferences, the Rural Women of Manitoba conference and anywhere that's vaguely warm during wintertime in Toronto, his home.

"If I had to pick a person to have dinner with, when I need to be prodded and challenged and inspired to think about the things I really am committed to think about for myself and what I'm doing, I'd pick Michael Bungay Stanier. He has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible about what we know but aren't willing to admit we know yet." --David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

Reviews

"Michael Bungay Stanier has done for curiosity what BrenΓ© Brown did for vulnerability. The Advice Trap is superbly written, a very quick and enjoyable read, but most importantly it will develop you into a far more influential leader."
--Thomas A. Kolditz, PhD; Brigadier General, US Army (ret); Director, Doerr Institute at Rice University

"Michael Bungay Stanier's been named the #1 thought leader in the world on coaching. This book is one of the reasons why he's a champion for the shift--for people, teams, and organizations--from advice-driven to curiosity-led."
--Marshall Goldsmith, the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the world

"This book speaks truth: when the best leaders do less themselves, they get more from others. But learning to do less can be painfully hard. Fortunately, Michael Bungay Stanier applies his signature wit and clarity to the challenge, which means making hard change just got a whole lot easier."
--Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

"To get more from your people, you need to grow their capability and engagement, and step up yourself. A great way to do that is to give less advice and do more coaching."
--Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO, Sky

"Michael Bungay Stanier literally wrote the book on how excessive advice is a sneaky monster, undermining leaders and their teams alike. The Advice Trap is a delightful conversation with a trusted partner, and it will help you tame your Advice Monster."
--Whitney Johnson, bestselling author of Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team

"Oh, the sweet temptation to jump right in and provide the answer! In The Advice Trap, Michael Bungay Stanier not only teaches us why jumping in is wrong, but with humour and wisdom shows us a better (and easier!) approach guaranteed to bring out the best in the people we coach and lead."
--Laura Gassner Otting, bestselling author of Limitless

"Most leaders want to be good coaches, but coaching doesn't come naturally. The Advice Trap gets to the core of coaching: be humble and stay curious. It is quick and easy to read, backed by science, and offers practical tools to enable leaders to tame their Advice Monster and learn how to coach."
--Dig Howitt, CEO and President, Cochlear