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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.


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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How to Love Your Job a Little Bit More

May 11, 2017

I know there are times when you’re showing up at your job and you’re not as excited as you might be. You’ve kind of lost the zest and the juice of the work you’re doing. If that rings true for you,

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Brian Scudamore on Setting a Vision

April 20, 2017

Today I’m talking to Brian Scudamore, founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? When Brian was eighteen, he dropped out of high school. Then he talked his way into college, only to drop out again. Finally, he took $700 to start 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, a home service

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Paul Niven Makes You Care about Strategy Again

April 6, 2017

Today I’m talking with Paul Niven, who is taking a stand against the frustratingly low levels of strategy execution in organizations here in North America and around the world. Paul is the co-author of Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus,

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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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