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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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How to Stay Courageous in the Scary Moments

September 6, 2016

There are times when we are called forth to be a bigger, bolder, better version of ourselves. To do so, we need courage. When we can access our courage, it allows us to take a stand and gives us a

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Pam Slim

Pamela Slim on Helping People Do Great Work

September 5, 2016

Before writing the powerful and transformative book Body of Work, Pamela Slim was best known for her Escape from Cubicle Nation, an impassioned plea to organizations to let people do Great Work — or let them go free. That’s when I first interviewed Pam,

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Danielle LaPorte on Being Your True Self

August 17, 2016

We’re on a roll with our month-long 300th-episode celebration. So I’m pleased to share my conversation with Danielle LaPorte, which took place a few years ago. Danielle writes and speaks extensively on how to live an authentic, damn good life and make

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Dan Coyle on the Neuroscience of Talent

August 16, 2016

As part of our celebration of 300 episodes of the Great Work Podcast, I’m revisiting a handful of conversations that feature astute insights and actionable takeaways. I spoke to Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born; It’s Grown;

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Brené Brown on How to Be Vulnerable

August 15, 2016

As part of our month-long celebration of our 300th-episode milestone, I’m revisiting some of my favourite, most provocative, most popular and most insightful Great Work Podcast conversations. I’m kicking things off with a riveting discussion I had with the great Brené

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Three Lessons Learned from 300 Podcasts

August 11, 2016

Today is a huge milestone for the Great Work Podcast. It’s the 300th episode since the podcast launched back in 2009, when it was originally called Great Work Interviews. I wanted to take this moment to reflect on some of

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