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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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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

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Ryan Nicodemus Unpacks Minimalism

March 9, 2017

If you’ve had conflicting thoughts about minimalism, you’re not alone. One of the core values here at Box of Crayons is elegance — finding the simplest, cleanest form of something. But I also love art and gifts; I’m not somebody

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Bill Taylor Goes beyond Fast Company

February 16, 2017

If you read or have read Fast Company, you may already be familiar with Bill Taylor. He’s one of the magazine’s co-founders; he’s also the author of a terrific new book called Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things

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How to Have a Better Year

February 10, 2017

Here we are, settling into February. For many of us, all of our good intentions for how 2017 will be different have gone quietly by the wayside. However, there’s no better time to get back on track, and to get clarity on

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Dan Roam Draws His Way to the Truth

February 2, 2017

I first interviewed my guest today, Dan Roam, about five years ago. He is the author of several books on the power of drawing; his latest is Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate with Your

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Srinivas Rao Takes on the Temptations of Conformity

December 21, 2016

Srinivas Rao has interviewed over six hundred people on his podcast Unmistakable Creative. He’s also the author of a new book titled Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better than Best. In it, Srinivas tells the story of quitting his job to pursue his dream of

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Maria Konnikova Takes on Cons

December 8, 2016

Have you ever been conned? I know I have. If you’ve ever felt a little vulnerable, you’re going to enjoy this conversation with my guest Maria Konnikova. Maria’s a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Mastermind: How to Think

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Ryan Holiday Takes on Ego

November 30, 2016

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. His best-known book is The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, and he has a new book out titled Ego Is the

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