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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.

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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 September 2020