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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.


Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley, Infinite Possibilities

September 2, 2009

Have you seen ‘The Secret’?  If you have, you probably fall into one of two camps about it.  You love it. Or you hate it. Me, I’m pretty much in the Hate it bunch. It wasn’t so much the basic

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Arlene Dickinson, The Dragons’ Den

August 21, 2009

Arlene Dickinson is founder and CEO of Venture Communications, a marketing and communications company. She’s in the public eye here in Canada as one of the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, a show on national television where budding entrepreneurs come forward

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Jody Thompson, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It

August 18, 2009

Jody Thompson is one half of a dynamic duo with her partner Cali Ressler. They are trying to change the way work is done in organizations. They are behind the concept of ROWE – Results Only Work Environment – something

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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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