At the core of growing a thriving company is growing the people within it. In fact, one of the main constraints to growth is new and existing leaders, managers and employees not learning fast enough to get the work done right to delight customers and keep them coming back.
However, in our work with CEOs and their leadership teams, we often find that they struggle with how to coach their people to learn and grow. One of the most common mistakes is being the chief problem solver.
They solve the problems employees bring them and therefore encourage employees to not think for themselves or grow their skills and abilities. This also causes employees to lack confidence and be less engaged, productive and effective. Ultimately, it also exhausts the leader and prevents them from working on the business.
In this Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches podcast, Michael Bungay Stanier, best-selling author of the Coaching Habit shares the key points from his latest book, The Advice Trap, to help CEOs, owners and leaders grow their people to grow their companies by addressing their own urge to give advice.
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