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How to Ask a Question Well + How to Interrupt Someone + How to be Appreciative

Pages 73, 105 and 186 in The Advice Trap
Put them somewhere you’ll see them regularly, practice, and change the way you lead forever.

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Future You Leadership: Where Empathy, Mindfulness and Humility Meet

Page 53 in The Advice Trap

Writing a book always involves writing and writing and writing … and then leaving some of the best bits on the editing floor. I got thoroughly intrigued by the idea of curiosity fuelling empathy, mindfulness and humility. I nod towards that in The Advice Trap, but I wanted to go deeper. You can download that article here.

Coming Soon

(The editors have MBS locked in a high tower until he gets this article done. It will be arriving any minute now! Definitely by the end of March.)

Stories from Reality

Page 222 in The Advice Trap

“All this is good in theory,” they say. “But does it work in reality?” You probably know a “they” who has this point of view. The let’s-keep-it-practical, I’m-a-busy-person, we’ve-got-work-to-do sort of person.

I asked some of my colleagues and Box of Crayons’ clients to write about how coaching has changed their organization. This is a mini-book, digging in to how you might move your culture from one of advice-driven to curiosity-led. Contributors are:

  • Michael Leckie, former CLO of GE’s Digital Transformation unit.
  • Rachel Dale, Director of L&D at Sky
  • Andrea Wanerstrand, Leader of Coaching Capabilities, Worldwide Learning at Microsoft
  • Tricia Gorton, Global Head of Talent at Unit4
  • Glen Lally, Director, Sales Productivity at Google
  • Courtney Hohne, Storyteller for Moonshots & Amy Armstrong, Leadership and Organizational Development at X
  • Garry Ridge, Company Chairman & CEO of WD-40
  • Carrie Willets, CEO of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Coming Soon

(Remember that tower we mentioned where MBS is writing the Future You Leadership essay? Well he’s only allowed to leave to collect these Stories From Reality from his friends. They are coming! Definitely by the end of March.)