Coaching Habit

What if you could work less hard and have more impact?

We help managers and leaders develop a coaching habit, so that it becomes a regular and useful part of their management repertoire. Give your time-strapped managers and leaders practical next-day ready coaching skills.


Submit Your Coaching Haiku

A haiku is a three-line poem of seventeen syllables — written in a five-seven-five syllable count. It can be about a favourite question, piece of wisdom, insight into self, insight into others, process … anything you like that’s coaching related. The best coaching wisdom haiku will win $1,700 CDN ($100 per syllable), with second and third place prizes available too.

What if your managers could coach in 10 minutes or less?

Are you frustrated because your coach training programs aren’t having the impact you need? The biggest barrier to why managers don’t coach is lack of time. Our coaching skills programs give time-crunched managers practical coaching tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.

The Coaching Habit Book

The Coaching Habit

Michael’s new book, The Coaching Habit gives you seven questions and the tools to make them an everyday way to work less hard and have more impact.


Simple yet profound.
Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Great Work Podcast

Christine Porath Takes on the Rude Workplace

March 24, 2017

If you’ve ever felt that someone has been rude or uncivil to you at work, I think you’ll really enjoy today’s conversation. My guest is Christine Porath, associate professor of management at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Read More


Twofer Tuesday: On Learning & Productivity

March 28, 2017

We live in a busy world. From gadgets to devices, not to mention what seem like constantly increasing demands on our time, distractions abound, and it’s hard not lose our focus. And it doesn’t get any easier as our minds Read More

Books & Products

Books & Products

Our books and products help you, your team and your organization focus on the stuff that matters and have more impact. They include the best-selling Do More Great Work, the award-winning coaching tool Get Unstuck & Get Going, and the Great Work MBA virtual conference.

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Upcoming Events

Box of Crayons regularly runs “open sessions” for internal practitioners to evaluate our programs. See dates and locations here. See also when and where Senior Partner Michael Bungay Stanier is speaking at public conferences.

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Our Clients Include

Retail & Consumer Goods
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