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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.


Kevin & Melinda Berg, Access Life

August 14, 2009

Kevin and Melinda Berg are a formidable pair and their story speaks powerfully to what it means to overcome challenges to do more Great Work. They are parents, college graduates and they run their own small business – so far,

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Carl Oxholm, Coaching Initiative

August 11, 2009

Carl Oxholm is a tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers here in Canada, and is a friend and a client.  Above and beyond his regular duties managing client and their tax planning challenges, Carl is also the national champion for the Coaching

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Ken Petersson, Global Vision and Local Performance

August 8, 2009

Ken Petersson is the group president for Draka Industry, a company that develops, engineers and manufactures all sorts of cable solutions for customers around the world. You’ll find their products in planes,  trains and automobiles and ships and elevators and

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Matt Lambert, Theory of Cooperation

August 6, 2009

Dr. Matt Lambert is the senior vice president of clinical operations at the Elmhurst Memorial Health Care and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Illinois. As well as being a physician and a surgeon for over 40 years, Matt’s been involved in

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Robin Jarvis, Organisational Development

August 3, 2009

Robin Jarvis is a learning and organisational development specialist, with a particular focus on leadership development.  She has spent at least twenty years working in the world of high-tech, including the last nine years working at Dell. When we spoke,

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John Whitmore

Sir John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance

July 28, 2009

Sir John Whitmore is one of the giants of the coaching profession. He started his career as a professional, and successful, car racing driver, after which he began working with Tim Gallwey, author of the Inner Game books. John established

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Thiagi, Corporate Trainer Extraordinaire

July 13, 2009

Dr Sivasailam Thiagarajan – known to the world as Thiagi – is (and these are his own words) the resident mad scientist at the Thiagi Group,  an organization with a mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.

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Steven Rothstein, Perkins School for the Blind

June 25, 2009

Steven Rothstein is the ninth president of the Perkins School for the Blind.  Perkins is most famous for being Helen Keller’s school, but most extraordinary for not resting on its laurels.  Perkins is extremely active supporting people who are visually

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Dixon Thayer, Leadership and Strategy

June 22, 2009

There are people who are in business.  And then there are people like Dixon Thayer, who are REALLY in business.  Dixon was a key player in the merger between Kimberley Clark and Scott Paper.  He led a New Business Operations

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