"Work less hard and have more impact." Michael Bungay Stanier

Sounds too good to be true right?

Not according to the world's #1 executive coach Michael Bungay Stanier, a.k.a MBS.

MBS has found from his work with leaders all around the world that too often their efforts to work hard are actually holding their teams back from thriving.

The key is be more coach-like.

Leaders need to stop solving their team's problems.

Instead MBS says "leaders need to stay a little more curious, just a little bit longer" by asking questions that help their team develop their own solutions.

Such an approach is far better than the alternative, no matter how tempting it may be to solve your team's challenges, which has at least three great costs.

1) It creates an overdependent team.

2) You as the leader become overwhelmed.

3) You disconnect from your purpose because you are constantly putting out fires.

If one or more of the three costs above sound familiar, becoming more coach-like could well be the solution.