#363 Michael Bungay Stanier | Author The Coaching Habit | #1 Thought Leader on Coaching, Leading Global Coaches
Our guest today is the Founder of “Box of Crayons”. He is the author of the best-selling book “The Coaching Habit”. Recently, he added another book to his numerous best-sellers. The title? How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters. He was a Rhodes Scholar and in 2019 was named the #1 thought leader in coaching. Before founding “Box of Crayons”, he held senior positions in the corporate, consultancy and agency worlds. He has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, the US and Canada. He holds a Master of Philosophy from Oxford, a law degree and a BA with highest honors from the Australian National University. In his author profile we learned that as an unskilled laborer he beat himself unconscious with a shovel. His greatest success - it also says there - was meeting and later marrying a Canadian woman who does not take him too seriously.
For more than five and a half years, we have been looking at how work strengthens people - instead of weakening them. In more than 360 conversations, we've talked to more than 400 people about what has changed for them and what needs to change further. We are quite sure that it is important right now. Because the idea of "New Work" was developed during a real crisis. Why is coaching an important habit and why should leaders in particular engage in it? We are looking for methods, role models, experiences, tools and ideas that bring us closer to the core of New Work! In addition, from the very beginning we have been concerned with the question of whether all people can really find and live what they really, really want in their innermost being. You are at On the Way to New Work - today with Michael Bungay Stanier. Episode 363 is available on all major podcast platforms, such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts (or directly on otwtnw.de). Just search for 'On the Way to New Work' and subscribe to never miss an episode. Christoph and Michael always publish on Mondays at 6:00 and sometimes during the week. Most episodes are in German, but some are in English, like this one.