Top positive review
Great book. Read it. Learn. Practice. Learn some more.
12 February 2018
I picked this up last year during a family holiday having had it in my pile of books to read for some time. Almost instantly I regretted having let it languish in the pile waiting its turn. This is easily one of the most effective books I’ve read – really easy to bring into your daily life, yet powerful enough to be cautious about how you use the content.
Michael breaks down 7 critical coaching questions that will revolutionise the way you engage with your peers and those you currently manage (but will soon be coaching!) It doesn’t just span your working life, but I’ve found it has helped in my personal life too; e.g., when a friend confides in me and is looking for help or a sounding board.
The book is really quick to read. It’s concise enough that I didn’t find myself thinking, “yeah, yeah, I’ve got the reason why now get to how I improve in area x” yet it gave me enough that I felt I could go out and practice with it. One would have to be blind not to see the power in what is being said and in an era where there is enough momentum to confine ‘Command and control’ style leadership to the 80’s where it belongs, this book couldn’t be more timely.
Equip yourself for the workplace of now and the future by reading this book. I’d also recommend you then read ‘Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization’ by David Logan et al.