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The Great Work Podcast

What if you could do more of the work that made a difference, had meaning and created an impact? (And what if you could also do less of all that other stuff that fills up your day?
In these animated, engaging and practical podcasts, Michael Bungay Stanier shares strategies, talks to thought leaders and provokes you to do less Good Work … and more Great Work.


Robert Fritz on Structural Relationships

August 24, 2017

The other day I was rereading one of my favourite books of all time, The Managerial Moment of Truth. Robert Fritz is the co-author, and he is a giant in the management field, delving into how structural relationships impact behaviour, from individuals

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John Whitmore

Sir John Whitmore Takes on Coaching for Performance

August 10, 2017

Sir John Whitmore was a pioneer of the coaching industry. He passed away earlier this year, but his legacy will live on forever. He had a fascinating, full life. After a career as a professional racing-car driver, John established the field

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Dr. Jason Fox Takes a Stand against the Delusion of Progress

July 21, 2017

Dr. Jason Fox is a smart, savvy Australian who brings together insights on  change management and making a difference, self-management and being strategic. And he does it all with a kind of Dungeons & Dragons swagger and pirate sensibility. He’s the author of How to

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Four Ways to Improve a Meeting

July 20, 2017

Pointless. Mind-numbing. Soul-sucking. You know what I’m talking about: meetings. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this video, I share my three favourite f-words that will help you hold better, more useful and more effective meetings, as well

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How to Build a Better Reputation

June 8, 2017

People who have a great reputation tend to succeed, and that often becomes a virtuous circle: success leads to improved reputation; an improved reputation leads to greater success. What are you known for? Discover the distinction between resumé values and

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Marina Darlow Finds Freedom in Systems

June 1, 2017

Are you looking to be more productive? Then settle in for this interview with my guest Marina Darlow. Marina is a project manager and productivity geek. It’s her job to create systems and structures for creative types and entrepreneurs who

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