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Why Great Leaders Stay Curious (And How to Do It)

Why Great Leaders Stay Curious (And How to Do It) written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier headshotToday’s guest on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Michael Bungay Stanier, author, speaker, and founder of Box of Crayons.

Bungay Stanier’s book The Coaching Habit is the best-selling coaching book of this century—having sold over 700,000 copies—and has pushed the concept of coaching in business and leadership into the mainstream.

He is also the founder of the learning and development company Box of Crayons, which helps organizations become curiosity-led.

Which takes us to Bungay Stanier’s latest book, The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever. So many business leaders feel like they need to have all the answers. In reality, the opposite is true. The leaders who are able to cultivate a sense of curiosity and avoid jumping right to giving advice are best positioned to lead happy, empowered teams who get more done.

Today on the podcast, we discuss this latest book in greater detail, and Bungay Stanier shares what leaders can do to avoid the advice trap.

Questions I ask Michael Bungay Stanier:

  • What is the advice trap?
  • How do you know when you should be curious versus give advice?
  • What about leaders who want to hold all the cards, is that the other side of the same coin?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • What role curiosity plays in leadership.
  • The three reasons why having advice as your default response probably doesn’t work.
  • What the personas of the advice monster are.

Key takeaways from the episode and more about Michael Bungay Stanier:

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